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Discourses and Tales of Grant-Seeking Activity

Academic Writing and Professional Expertise

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Haying Feng

Grant seeking – the first step in knowledge production – has been an indispensable part of academic life, yet a challenging task for neophyte as well as veteran scholars. We are always curious about how grant winners compose their abstracts, cite previous work, present their proposed study, and negotiate with gate-keepers behind the scene. Building upon ethnographic data and a large corpus of authentic research grant proposals and grant reviews, this book intends to demystify the grant seeking activity. It is an invaluable resource for grant agencies, grant reviewers and grant writers, particularly novice grant writers and/or non-native English writers.
Discourses and Tales of Grant-Seeking Activity is however more than a resource book. It is one of the few studies that draw upon two genre theories, encompass both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, and unite an exploration of macro-level recurrences in discursive activity and micro-level examinations of individual writers’ agency, positioning, negotiation and identity construction. It enhances our understanding of the development of professional expertise in academia and thus will be of interest to researchers in the fields of academic writing, genre analysis and Language for Specific Purposes (LSP).

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265 Subject Index Academic (Literate) activity, 13, 20, 138, 187, 219, 254 Career/life/success, 1, 10, 46, 193, 217, 219 Community, 11, 12, 41, 44, 51, 94, 103, 131, 140, 142, 147, 188, 198, 214, 220, 221, 229, 230 Competence, 56 Context, 1, 5 Criticisms, 166, 167 Discourse (prose), 41, 60, 109, 110, 136, 166, 189, 194 Enculturation (socialization), 20, 41 (Writing) Game, 13, 20, 37, 38 Genres (genre colonies/system), 17, 25, 33, 63, 145, 163, 165, 166, 176, 180 Language, 15, 71, 224 Literacy (writing) practices, 10, 20, 126, 233 Promotionalism, 4 Texts, 81 Writing, 1, 11, 12, 31, 37, 48, 69, 81, 93, 94, 130 Activity theory, 7-8, 21-23, 27, 31-35, 37, 40-41 Activity system, 1, 7, 22-23, 31-35, 163, 197, 221 Agency, 1, 20-21, 27, 35, 37-39, 41-42, 44-45, 52, 97, 213, 214, 219, 229 Appraisal, 165 Attribution, 96, 107, 108, 112, 121, 145-160, 163, 177, 181, 183, 184, 191, 192, 227 Averral, 107-108, 110, 112, 119, 122, 127, 145-147, 152-153, 157-159, 163, 227 Book reviews, 165, 170, 173 Boosters, 3, 4, 59, 69, 79-81, 90, 162, 205, 214, 220, 226-227, 231 CARS model, 4, 64, 91, 136, 145 Citation, 3, 9, 59, 60, 71, 93-143, 145-162, 220-222, 224, 227, 232 Descriptive/informative, 110-116 Evaluative, 116-118 Persuasive, 118-124 Citation analysis, 94-97, 202, 220 Communicative purposes, 2, 3, 24-25, 63, 71, 82, 99, 104, 126, 142, 220 Context, 16-17, 18-22, 23-26, 30-35 Contextualization, 24, 28, 31 Corpus linguistics/approach/corpus-based analysis, 5, 9, 28, 63-65 Case study, 126-141, 186-192, 195-213 Contrastive rhetoric,...

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