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Review : Hyland (2009) Academic Discourse: English in a Global Context . London: Continuum

Review : Hyland (2009) Academic Discourse: English in a Global Context . London: Continuum Katherine Moran1 A book with a title as broad as Academic Discourse casts a wide net of expectations from the reader for a single author to meet. Describing academic discourse in all its forms, while keeping the reader engaged and the content palatable, seems a sizeable challenge. Hyland systematically meets this challenge through eight chapters of this addition to the Continuum Discourse Series of which he is also an editor. The volume is well organised in both its macro and micro structure, guiding the reader from one chapter to the next, with each chapter clearly divided into manageable sub topics. The overall organisation of the book is echoed within each chapter. The book opens with an introductory chapter that warms the reader to the controversies and ambiguities involved in defining academic discourse, and concludes with a denouement that both summarises the key points of the text and looks toward the future and growing global applications of studying academic discourse. Each chapter is similarly constructed with a brief introduction to the topics to be discussed and their purposes, and a summarising conclusion that so neatly restates the key ideas of the chapter that, in some cases, it narrowly avoids http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Corpora Edinburgh University Press

Review : Hyland (2009) Academic Discourse: English in a Global Context . London: Continuum

Corpora , Volume 6 (1): 107 – May 1, 2011

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press, 2011
Subject
Linguistics
ISSN
1749-5032
eISSN
1755-1676
DOI
10.3366/cor.2011.0006
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Katherine Moran1 A book with a title as broad as Academic Discourse casts a wide net of expectations from the reader for a single author to meet. Describing academic discourse in all its forms, while keeping the reader engaged and the content palatable, seems a sizeable challenge. Hyland systematically meets this challenge through eight chapters of this addition to the Continuum Discourse Series of which he is also an editor. The volume is well organised in both its macro and micro structure, guiding the reader from one chapter to the next, with each chapter clearly divided into manageable sub topics. The overall organisation of the book is echoed within each chapter. The book opens with an introductory chapter that warms the reader to the controversies and ambiguities involved in defining academic discourse, and concludes with a denouement that both summarises the key points of the text and looks toward the future and growing global applications of studying academic discourse. Each chapter is similarly constructed with a brief introduction to the topics to be discussed and their purposes, and a summarising conclusion that so neatly restates the key ideas of the chapter that, in some cases, it narrowly avoids

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CorporaEdinburgh University Press

Published: May 1, 2011

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