Academic Evaluation: Review Genres in University Settings

Hardcover | September 15, 2009

EditorKen Hyland, Giuliana Diani

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This book explores how academics publically evaluate each others work. Focusing on blurbs, book reviews, review articles, and literature reviews, the international contributors to the volume show how writers manage to critically engage with others ideas, argue their own viewpoints, and establish academic credibility.

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This book explores how academics publically evaluate each others work. Focusing on blurbs, book reviews, review articles, and literature reviews, the international contributors to the volume show how writers manage to critically engage with others ideas, argue their own viewpoints, and establish academic credibility.

KEN HYLAND is Professor of Applied Linguistics in Education and director of the Centre for Academic and Professional Literacies at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. He has published over 130 articles and 14 books on language teaching and academic writing, and is the co-editor of Applied Linguistics.GIULIANA DIANI i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.87 × 5.57 × 0.82 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224334

ISBN - 13:9780230224339

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Introduction: Academic Evaluation and Review Genres--K.Hyland&--G.Diani * PART I: AN OVERVIEW OF REVIEW GENRES *  Negotiating Research Values across Review Genres: A Case Study in Applied Linguistics--D.S.Giannoni * Reviewing Science in an Information-Overloaded World; J.Noguchi * Literature Reviews in Applied PhD Theses: Evidence and Problems--P.Thompson * Back Cover Blurbs: Puff Pieces and Windows on Cultural Values--H.Basturkmen * PART II: DISCIPLINARY VARIATION * Reporting and Evaluation in English Book Review Articles: A Cross-Disciplinary Study--G.Diani * Discipline and Gender: Constructing Rhetorical Identity in Book Reviews; P.Tse&--K.Hyland * Phraseology and Epistemology in Academic Book Reviews: A Corpus-Driven Analysis of Two Humanities Disciplines--N.Groom *
PART III: CROSS-LINGUISTIC VARIATION * (Non-) Critical Voices in the Reviewing of History Discourse: A Cross-Cultural Study of Evaluation--R.Lors Sanz * Academic Book Reviews in English and Spanish: Critical Comments and Rhetorical Structure--A.I.Moreno& L.Surez *
Historians at Work. Reporting Frameworks in English and Italian Book Review Articles--M.Bondi *
PART IV: DIACHRONIC VARIATION * On the Dynamic Nature of Genre: A Diachronic Study of Blurbs--M-L.Gea-Valor&--M.Inigo Ros *  The Lexis and Grammar of Explicit Evaluation in Academic Book Reviews, 1913 and 1993--P.Shaw * Index