© 2009

Academic Evaluation

Review Genres in University Settings

  • Ken Hyland
  • Giuliana Diani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: Academic Evaluation and Review Genres

    1. Ken Hyland, Giuliana Diani
      Pages 1-14
  3. An Overview of Review Genres

  4. Disciplinary Variation

  5. Cross-Linguistic Variation

  6. Diachronic Variation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Maria-Lluïsa Gea-Valor, Marta Inigo Ros
      Pages 199-216
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 236-245

About this book


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.


English grammar linguistics Literatur rhetoric Spanish

Editors and affiliations

  • Ken Hyland
    • 1
  • Giuliana Diani
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.University of Modena and Reggio EmiliaItaly

About the editors

HELEN BASTURKMEN is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand MARINA BONDI is Professor of English and Director of the Department of Studies on Language, Text and Translation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy MARIA-LLUISA GEA-VALOR is a Lecturer in English, Linguistics and ESP at Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain DAVIDE SIMONE GIANNONI is a tenured researcher in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Bergamo, Northern Italy and a founding member of the LSP research centre CERLIS ( NICHOLAS GROOM is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics and English Language Teaching, Centre for English Language Studies, University of Birmingham, UK MARTA INIGO-ROS lectures on Methodology of Translation and Linguistics at the École de Traduction et d'Intérpretation, Geneva, Switzerland ROSA LORÉS SANZ is a Senior Lecturer, Department of English and German Studies, University of Zaragoza, Spain ANA I. MORENO is a Senior Lecturer in English Philology at the Universidad de León, Spain JUDY NOGUCHI teaches English in Japan. PHILIP SHAW is currently a Professor in the Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden LORENA SUÁREZ is currently teaching English at the Colegio Jesús Reparador in Burgos, Spain PAUL THOMPSON is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, University of Reading, UK POLLY TSE is an instructor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where she teaches English for Specific and Academic Purposes

Bibliographic information


'...valuable for researchers interested in a variety of fields, including discourse analysis, academic writing, intercultural communication, and second language writing. They also offer a valuable and stimulating contribution to ongoing discussion of academic review genres.' - Australian Review of Applied Linguistics