Book Review: Bruce, Ian. 2020. Expressing Critical Thinking through Literary Texts.
Keywords:Critical thinking, genre model, writing, text, discourse, English
The study of how critical thinking is expressed through written texts has been addressed by a diversity of scholars (such as Del Lungo Camiciotti & Tognini-Bonelli, 2004; Hunston & Thompson, 2000; Hyland & Diani, 2009; Salager-Meyer & Lewin, 2011). Drawing from prior studies, this book proposes a new theory for the manual analysis of the expression of critical thinking that identifies and categorises the genre-specific elements used by experienced writers to enact criticality. The book analyses how criticality is constructed in five different genres with the purpose of obtaining results that serve as a basis for providing pedagogical advice to the area of teaching writing and broadening the knowledge of the expression of critical thinking.
Bruce, Ian. (2014a). Expressing Criticality in the Literature Review in Research Article Introductions in Applied Linguistics and Psychology. English for Specific Purposes, 36, 85-96.
Bruce, Ian. (2014b). Enacting Criticality in Corporate Disclosure Communication: The Genre of the Fund Manager Commentary. International Journal of Business Communication, 51(4), 315-336.
Bruce, Ian. (2016). Constructing Critical Stance in University Essays in English Literature and Sociology. English for Specific Purposes, 42, 13-25.
Bruce, Ian. (2018). The Textual Expression of Critical Thinking in PhD Discussions in Applied Linguistics. ESP Today, 6(1), 2-24.
Bruce, Ian. (2020). Expressing Critical Thinking through Disciplinary Texts: Insights from Five Genre Studies. Bloomsbury Academic.
Del Lungo Camiciotti, G. & Tognini-Bonelli, E. (Eds.). (2004). Academic Discourse: New Insights into Evaluations. Bern, Switzerland: Lang.
Hopkins, A. & Dudley-Evans, T. (1988). A Gerne-Based Investigation of the Discussion Sections in Articles and Dissertations. English for Specific Purposes, 7(2), 113-121.
Hunston, S. & Thompson, G. (2000). Evaluation in Text: Authorial Stance and the Construction of Discourse. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Hyland, K. & Diani, G. (2009). Academic Evaluation: Review Genres in University Settings. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Lombardi, Loredana et al. (2021). Primary School Teachers’ Experiences of Teaching Strategies that Promote Pupils’ Critical Thinking. Taylor & Francis Online.
Salager-Meyer, F. & Lewin, B.A. (Eds.) (2011). Crossed Words: Criticism in Scholarly Writing. Bern, Switzerland: Lang.
Swales, J.M. (1981). Aspects of Article Introductions. Birmingham, UK: The University of Aston.
Swales, J.M. (1990). Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research Settings. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
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