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Academic Vocabulary in Context


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Contents: Academic vocabulary - Theoretical contributions to a functional framework - A functional framework for classifying academic word use - Sections of a biomedical research article - Biomedical research articles - Research articles across subject areas - Textbook chapters across subject areas - Comparison of journal and newspaper texts - Carrier words.

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The Author: David Hirsh is a lecturer in TESOL at the University of Sydney. His main research areas are vocabulary development, second language assessment, and academic adjustment. His research has appeared in Reading in a Foreign Language and Revue Francaise de Linguistique Appliquee, and in the volumes Teaching Academic Writing and the Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. He is associate editor of the University of Sydney Papers in TESOL.


"En definitiva, la obra de Hirsh tiene una gran utilidad potencial para todos los profesores de ingles con fines academicos puesto que permite conocer de forma fiable que vocabulario academico tiene mas relevancia de acuerdo con las diferentes disciplinas y generos analizados (...)." (Izaskun Elorza, Revista de Linguistica y Lenguas Aplicadas)

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