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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...
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2018). How a view of language underpins approaches to supporting higher education students that facilitate neo-liberalism, and how to resist this. Power and Education, 175774381881180. doi:10.1177/1757743818811801
In this article we argue a particular view of language underpins approaches to supporting students in Higher Education, and that this view facilitates neoliberalism. Universit...
Tseng, P., Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2018). Constructing English-medium instruction indicators in the shipping courses of Taiwan’s higher education. Maritime Business Review, https://doi.org/10.1108/mabr-07-2017-0020
English is a common language in the global shipping industry and many universities in non-English speaking countries in the world are now moving towards the use of English as ...
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2017). Should we teach from materials developed with corpus linguistics?. English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group Journal,
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). Academic literacies: the word is not enough. Teaching in Higher Education, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2017.1360270
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. (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
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Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2016). 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...