Professional Academic Writing

John Flowerdew, Simon Ho Wang

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This entry focuses on scholars who use English as an additional language (EAL) under the pressure to publish their research work in English in mainstream international journals. It first discusses the contextual factors contributing to the dominance of English for research communication and reviews some key problems and issues facing novice scholars as they attempt to satisfy the gatekeepers of the international journals when submitting and revising their manuscripts. A number of research studies on these issues from various theoretical perspectives are then summarized. Finally, the entry presents a number of pedagogical options that have been either tested in practice or deserve more research efforts for development into practical solutions for the problems EAL scholars face.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching
EditorsJohn I. Liontas
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781118784235
ISBN (Print)9781118784228
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2018

User-Defined Keywords

  • EAL writers
  • language teaching
  • academic discourse
  • data-driven learning
  • language for academic purposes
  • language for specific purposes
  • writing


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