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The following EAP-related books have been reviewed by BALEAP members. Please note that the opinions expressed in these reviews are not necessarily those held by the organisation.

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Reviewed by Stephen Giles

Rethinking the Second Language Listening Test: From Theory to Practice. Field, J. (2019) Bristol: Equinox Publishing Colleagues dipping a toe into the deep and choppy waters of test design are well advised to consult the considerable expertise of John Field on the subject of second language listening test design. From his earlier work Listening in the […]

Published: 21 August 2019

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Reviewed by Christina Healey

Posthumanist Applied Linguistics Pennycook, A.(2018) London, Routledge. or languaging in the late Anthropocene (subtitle added by this reviewer) Acknowledgements to the British Association for Applied linguistics (BAA)L for providing valuable information on the BAAL Annual Book Award. This book was named BAAL Book of the year in 2018. Publishers are asked to nominate books for […]

Published: 20 June 2019

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Reviewed by Christina Healey

Joan Turner (2018) On Writtenness: The Cultural Politics of Academic Writing Bloomsbury Academic, London, 287pp ISBN 9781472505071   Joan Turner enjoys a high reputation in EAP circles so I was excited to hear about her latest book and volunteered to review it. The title indicates its topic ‘academic writing’ which all BALAP readers are interested in and […]

Published: 19 January 2019

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Reviewed by Lisa McGrath and Richard Miles

Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts, K. & Hatzitheodoridou, E. (2019). Academic English for Mathematics. Disigma Publications. As EAP practitioners, mathematics is perhaps one of the more daunting discourses we encounter. The publication of Academic English for Mathematics is therefore a welcome resource. The book is divided into 12 chapters, each covering relevant topics for a university mathematics curriculum, as […]

Published: 8 January 2019

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Reviewed by Adina Pirtea

Sowton, C. (2016) Contemporary Academic Writing. A comprehensive course for students in Higher Education.  Chris Sowton’s name is likely to be familiar to many EAP practitioners given his extensive material writing on the various academic skills and particularly on writing and grammar course books. It may be that the main focus of his new course […]

Published: 2 October 2018

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Reviewed by Jane Sjoberg

Getting published can be a daunting prospect. This slim volume aims to provide a practical guide for those yet to begin their publishing journey, especially when completing a PhD. However, unlike many other ‘how to’ guides available, this book is more than a series of ‘do’s and don’ts’ for the less confident, and much of […]

Published: 4 July 2018

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Reviewed by Olwyn Alexander

Engagement is a relatively rare term in the EAP literature, occurring mainly in the collocation ‘stance and engagement’ where it refers to an author’s interaction with a reader. However, engagement has become an all-pervasive buzzword in the discourse of Higher Education, co-opted by policymakers as a key driver of quality. Much of the research literature […]

Published: 8 June 2018

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Reviewed by Christina Healey

NB This replaces a shorter version of the review published on the BALEAP website on 4 December 2017. In this book Wingate proposes a role for the practice of academic English language learning and teaching based, as the title indicates, on three concepts central to the idea of the university in the early 21st century, […]

Published: 4 December 2017

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Reviewed by Lyndon Taylor (Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University)

How does Dr. Anthony Manning’s new book differ from other contributions to the field of language testing? The book does not deal with the minutiae of test item writing and analysis or to theories relating to the assessment of a particular language skill. Rather, it takes a broad view of issues worthy of serious attention […]

Published: 27 June 2017

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Reviewed by Claire Philip

  If, like me, you are someone who thinks TED talks are a great teaching resource, but sometimes lack the time or inspiration to create supporting materials, then this is the course book for you!   For those of you who haven’t yet discovered the world of TED talks, more information can be found at www.TED.com. […]

Published: 5 June 2017

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