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Genre Pedagogy in Higher Education

The SLATE Project

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Overview

  • Provides a new approach to academic writing in a second language, using Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • First book to present a new collaboration in the fields of linguistics and the sociology of education
  • Outlines a linguistic toolbox (called the 3x which translates the linguistic theory for a nonexpert audience
  • Includes resources and practices developed in the project & explains how these can used in teacher education programmes in diverse contexts
  • Authors have international reputations in linguistics and education J.R. Martin is a key figure in the 'Sydney School' of SFL theory

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About this book

Based on a large action research project, this book elaborates on how genre-based pedagogy can be extended to engage non-English speaking background students in tertiary educational institutions to develop their academic literacy practice, using online resources.

Keywords

  • English
  • higher education
  • language
  • linguistics
  • second language
  • teacher education

Reviews

As an exercise in online language and literacy support to university students, the SLATE project proved truly impressive. Its work deserves wider recognition and I commend this book to all those with an interest in language and literacy education.'
- Frances Christie, University of Melbourne, Australia As an exercise in online language and literacy support to university students, the SLATE project proved truly impressive. Its work deserves wider recognition and I commend this book to all those with an interest in language and literacy education.'

- Frances Christie, University of Melbourne, Australia

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sydney, Australia

    Ahmar Mahboob

About the authors

Shoshana J. Dreyfus is a freelance researcher and teacher who currently lectures in the Linguistics Department at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include discourse analysis, language disorder and academic literacy, in the systemic functional and Sydney School models of language.

Sally Humphrey is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University, Australia, and has worked for many years in educational semiotics and TESOL education. Sally is the co-writer of a number of textbooks, which introduce teachers to knowledge about language for discipline learning.

Ahmar Mahboob teaches linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia. Ahmar has worked in the areas of English language learning/teaching, teacher education, identity management, language policy & practice, minority languages, NNEST studies, pidgin and creole languages, Systemic Functional Linguistics, and World Englishes. Ahmar is currently the Editor of TESOL Quarterly.

James R. Martin is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research interests include systemic theory, functional grammar, discourse semantics, register, genre, multimodality and critical discourse analysis. He was elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1998, and in April 2014 Shanghai Jiao Tong University opened its Martin Centre for Appliable Linguistics.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Genre Pedagogy in Higher Education

  • Book Subtitle: The SLATE Project

  • Authors: Shoshana J. Dreyfus, Sally Humphrey, Ahmar Mahboob, James R. Martin

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-30999-0Published: 22 December 2015

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 298

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