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Teaching Language for Academic Purposes

  1. Ken Hyland

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1162

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Hyland, K. 2012. Teaching Language for Academic Purposes. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Language for academic purposes teaching refers to a distinctive approach to language education based on an identification of the specific language features, discourse practices, and communicative skills of target academic groups, and which recognize the particular subject-matter needs and expertise of learners (Hyland, 2006).


  • discourse analysis;
  • language teaching;
  • language for academic purposes