This book contextualizes the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), with a particular focus on the professional and academic identity and role of the EAP practitioner. The authors examine previously neglected areas such as the socio-economic, academic and employment contexts within which EAP practitioners function. In doing so, they develop a better understanding of the roles, expectations and constraints that arise from these contexts, which in turn shape professional practice and the identity of the practitioner. As EAP is emerging as an academic discipline with a growing body of published research, this book will appeal to trainee and established practitioners, along with researchers and students of linguistics and education.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 452 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017
"The English for Academic Purposes Practitioner represents an insightful, thoroughly excellent work. It should be required reading in TESOL graduate study programs and EAP training workshops, as it will empower current and future practitioners with a greater knowledge into not only the challenges, but also of the potential EAP has in addressing both scholarly and pragmatic needs in today's increasingly globalized higher educational institutions." (Gregory Hadley, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2017)