Academic Writing in Context by Naomi Ragen, Martin Hewings

By Naomi Ragen, Martin Hewings

An exploration of crucial topics in discovering and educating using the English language in educational writing. The members are all influential students within the zone of educational literacy, operating in Britain, western Europe, Asia, Africa and the us. * The social and cultural context of educational writing * transformations among educational and non-academic textual content * The research of specific textual content forms * edition of fashion, constitution and utilization inside and throughout disciplines * purposes of conception within the educating of writing.

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Academic Writing in Context

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Since local features are built into the design of contrastive rhetorical studies, they are not likely to surrender to the most extreme globalisation hypotheses, Contrastive rhetoric may constitute a good test-bed for the concept of 'glocalisation' (Robertson 1995), which in turn can be a fruitful notion for CR (an example from political discourses of the complex relations between global and local tendencies is Fairclough and Mauranen 1997). Both globalisation and glocalisation are notions borrowed from social sciences, which implies a close connection between research into social and economic systems on the one hand and linguistic and textual (poly)systems on the other.

In neither is there any serious attempt to explore other elements of the source cultures in order to provide a causal link from text-external conditions to the culture-specific textual observations. In Kaplan's case this was hardly feasible as there were a number of cultures involved and the essential question concerned the connection between cultural background and textual variation. In my case it would have been possible to explore at least the Finnish source culture from non-textual angles as well, but I chose a different path, one of several textual variables in order to strengthen the plausibility of the textual interpretation itself.

These data show that most (80-100%) of the neurons that survive retrograde degeneration are GABA-ergic displaced amacrine cells. There is some evidence, however, that suggests that the precursors are in fact biologically refractory. These results demonstrate that the initial visualisation of glomeruli in the living animal is both complete and reliable. TIM JOHNS 57 From that point of view indicate stands apart, as almost a/I its subjects in the Nature texts are non-human; in the Guardian, by contrast, 35 per cent of the examples of this verb in this structure have human subjects.

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