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Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2017). Academic literacies: the word is not enough. Teaching in Higher Education. , 1-16. doi:10.1080/13562517.2017.1360270. ISSN 1356-2517
For Academic Literacies, the world is textually mediated; written texts and what informs them reveal elements such as subject-discipline practices. Furthermore, multi-modaliti...
Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (in press). Should we teach from materials developed with corpus linguistics?. English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group Journal. ISSN 1754 - 6850
In our presentation for the IATEFL ESP-SIG in Athens our intention was to create ‘wobble’ and genuine dialogue around the issue of the importance of ‘context’ in relation to ...
Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2017). Don’t Panic! You know your subject. You’re not teaching English, you’re teaching your subject in ‘English’. In Lee, G. J. (Ed.). Challenges in English in University in English in University Education
No abstract for this book chapter was required.
Pilcher, N. & Richards, K. (in press). Challenging the power invested in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS): why determining ‘English’ preparedness needs to be undertaken within the subject context. Power and Education
Higher Education (HE) institutions worldwide base international student recruitment on the assumption their preparedness in ‘English’ is assured if they reach a certain level ...
Pilcher, N. & Richards, K. (2016). WHAT IS THE ‘ACADEMIC PURPOSE’ OF ‘ENGLISH’ IN ‘ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES’?. In Tuen Wong, L. & Lam Wong, W. (Eds.). Teaching and Learning English for Academic Purposes: Current Research and PracticesNova Science Publishers
In this chapter, we suggest abandoning the current form of EAP for a form of EAP that is actively explorative of and taught within individual subject contexts. We argue that f...
Pilcher, N. & Richards, K. (2015). The paradigmatic hearts of subjects which their "English" flows through. Higher Education Research and Development. 35(5), 997-1010. doi:10.1080/07294360.2016.1138455. ISSN 0729-4360
Much research into the use of corpora and discourse to support higher education students on pre-sessional and in-sessional courses champions subject specificity. Drawing on th...
Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2014). Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery. Dialogic Pedagogy. 3, 43-64. doi:10.5195/dpj.2015.101. ISSN 2325-3290
International students and direct entrants—those entering a higher year of a degree—often come from socio-economic or cultural backgrounds different from traditional students,...
Pilcher, N. & Richards, K. (2014). Deconstructing 'Mono'-Lingualism: considerations of value for 'English' 'language' education in a global setting. In Wong, L. T. & Dubey-Jhaveri, A. (Eds.). English language education in a global world: practices, issues and challenges, 81-90. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 978-1-63483-497-1
Traditionally, language speakers are categorised as mono-lingual, bilingual, or multilingual. It is traditionally assumed in English language education that the ‘lingual’ is s...
Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2013). Contextualising higher education assessment task words with an ‘anti-glossary’ approach. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 27, 604-625. doi:10.1080/09518398.2013.805443. ISSN 0951-8398
Key ‘generic’ assessment task words such as ‘discuss’ and ‘critically evaluate’ are integral to higher education assessment. Although sources such as study skills guides give ...
Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2015). An individual subjectivist critique of the use of corpus linguistics to inform pedagogical materials. Dialogic Pedagogy. 4doi:10.5195/dpj.2016.163. ISSN 2325-3290
Corpus Linguistics, or the gathering together of language into a body for analysis and development of materials, claims itself an assured, established method (or field) that v...
Tseng, P., Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2017, May). Constructing English Medium indicators in the shipping courses of Taiwan's higher education. Paper presented at 9th International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, Hong Kong
English is a common language in the global maritime industry and many countries are now moving towards the use of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) to deliver their cou...
Pilcher, N. & Richards, K. (2017). We need to talk about IELTS, and the case for testing English 'in-subject'
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