We are what we write: the role of writing in the academy
Hyland, Ken (2008) We are what we write: the role of writing in the academy. In: ESADE University Seminar Series, Barcelona, Spain, Oct 14, 2008 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
This presentation will explore the importance of writing in Higher education to both academics and students by focusing on the ways it contributes to knowledge, education and the professional careers of academics themselves. I will present aspects of his research to argue that writing is at the heart of academic practice and that we need to understand literacy as a situated activity and not as simply as textual and psychological. Seeing writing as embedded in the epistemologies of individual disciplines helps students to conceptualise their subjects and academics to engage their peers and to argue their claims persuasively. Ultimately, and in an important sense, we are what we write, and we need to understand the distinctive ways our disciplines have of identifying issues, asking questions, addressing a literature, criticizing colleagues, and presenting arguments.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Lecture)|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Official Date:||14 October 2008|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Version or Related Resource:||This item was also presented in a modified version as an invited seminar at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, Apr 29, 2008.|
|Conference Paper Type:||Lecture|
|Title of Event:||ESADE University Seminar Series|
|Type of Event:||Other|
|Location of Event:||Barcelona, Spain|
|Date(s) of Event:||Oct 14, 2008|
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