Phrases for academic writing

4:00pm - 5:00pm / Friday 22nd November 2019 / Venue: Seminar Room 4 Abercromby SQ (West)
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Centre of Teaching Excellence for Language Learning
  • Admission: This event is free, but please register your attendance by contacting either Dr Ulrike Bavendiek, u.bavendiek@liverpool.ac.uk or Lisa Brennan, tiskale@liverpool.ac.uk
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David Oakey, Lauren Hughes & Yaoyi Zhang
Phrases for academic writing: form, function, creativity, and formulaicity in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teaching materials and research

This paper reviews the confusing number of phrases suggested for teaching academic writing. It compares those specified in EAP coursebooks with those found by EAP researchers. It looks at their form and function, and highlights their strengths and weaknesses, in order to help academic writing teachers choose the most appropriate phrases for their teaching context. The paper concludes by discussing the teaching of phrases in relation to creativity vs formulaicity in learner academic writing. Are phrases an essential step to fluency and appropriacy or does a focus on phrases prevent learners from developing their own voice as writers?