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Introduction: Academic Evaluation and Review Genres

  • Ken Hyland
  • Giuliana Diani

Abstract

The expression of personal opinions and assessments is a ubiquitous feature of human interaction and, despite its apparently impersonal facade, central to academic writing. It could be argued, in fact, that among all the activities of the academy, what academics mainly do is evaluate. Their research and publishing is a continual round of comparing methods, assessing sources, weighing up outcomes, contrasting claims and considering data. They are constantly making judgements about whether samples are representative, findings are accurate and interpretations valid. The texts they produce while conducting these activities reflect this concern with evaluation and its expression pervades research articles, lectures, conference presentations, textbooks and student assignments.

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Book Review Apply Linguistics Academic Writing Applied Linguistic Academic Text 
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  • Giuliana Diani

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