It can be a challenge writing in a language thatis not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertationsand research articles in this second or foreign language is even morechallenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so,some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a majorissue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuseson the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars andstudents, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, nowwidely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions ofidentity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This booklooks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative textanalysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations andethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.

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