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Enhancing Student Support in Higher Education: A Subject-Focused Approach
  This book is about supporting students in Higher Education using language, and specifically using a combination of written text based linguistic approaches alongside and with other non-text related languages. The authors call this a beyond-text subject based approach and argue that this can more effectively help students. The book first outlines and describes a ‘paradigm of linguistics’ that sees support as being only possible through linguistics written text approaches. It then describes how the authors have found through their own research studies that such approaches do not go far enough to best support students. They offer alternatives and justify them theoretically and empirically, and also suggest ways in which others can use similar approaches to best support students in HE. This book will be of interest to practitioners, students, teachers and researchers in the fields of Applied Linguistics, TESOL, English Medium Instruction (EMI), EAP and language education policy.

  • Type:

    Authored Book

  • Date:

    21 March 2022

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  • Publisher

    Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2022). Enhancing Student Support in Higher Education: A Subject-Focused Approach. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.


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