Professor Brian Paltridge

BA(Well), AssocDipCtyLang(UWS), GradDipTESOL(UTS), MA(Sydney), PhD(Waik), RSADipTEFLA(Sydney)

Research Development Coordinator

Director - TESOL Research Network

Email:

Phone: +61 2 9351 3160

Fax: +61 2 9351 2606

Building.Room: A35.444

Research interests

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • English for academic purposes


Keywords

Discourse analysis, academic writing, English for specific purposes



Professional biography

Professor Paltridge has taught English as a second language in Australia, New Zealand, and Italy and has published extensively internationally in peer-reviewed journals. His current projects include two books:

  • Doctoral Writing in the Creative and Performing Arts (edited with Louise Ravelli Sue Starfield) to be published by Libri
  • Getting Published in Academic Journals (with Sue Starfield) to be published by the University of Michigan Press.

He has taught postgraduate courses in the areas of second-language teaching and learning, language curriculum design and methodology, research methods, discourse analysis, language for specific purposes, writing for publication and thesis and dissertation writing.

Professor Paltridge maintains personal webpages from which detailed information is available about his:



Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2002, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

  • Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision 2005, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sydney



Professional and community roles



Current projects

  • A cross-national study of the relative impact on an oral component on PhD examination quality, language and practice (with Alyyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke and Terry Lovat, University of Newcastle, Margaret Kiley, Australian National University and Sue Starfield, University of New South Wales) Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2011-2013.


Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
The intercultural discourse of university introductions: a genre analysis of Chinese university web-pages. PhD Wenchao Sara Tu
The Effects of Oral Feedback in Writing Conferences on Student subsequent Revision MEd (Research) Mazin Yousif


Selected publications

Books

  • Paltridge, B. and S. Starfield (eds). (2013). Handbook of English for Specific Purposes. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Discourse Analysis. . (2nd ed.), London: Continuum.
  • Hyland, K. and B. Paltridge (eds). (2011). Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum.
  • Belcher, D., A. Johns and B. Paltridge (eds). (2011). New Directions in English for Specific Purposes Research. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B, and A. Phakiti. (eds). (2010). Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. London: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B., L. Harbon, D. Hirsh, A. Phakiti, H. Shen, M. Stevenson and L. Woodrow . (2009). Teaching Academic Writing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B, Starfield, S. (2007). Thesis and dissertation writing in a second language: A handbook for supervisors. London: Routledge Falmer.
  • Paltridge, B. (2006). Discourse analysis.. London, New York: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B. (2001). Genre and the language learning classroom. Ann Arbor, USA: University of Michigan Press.

Book chapters

  • Paltridge, B., S. Starfield, L. Ravelli and S. Nicholson. (2013). Genre in the creative-practice doctoral thesis: Diversity and unity. In G. Garzone and C. Ilie (Eds.), Evolving Genres and Genre Theory: Specialised Communication across Contexts and Media Bern: Peter Lang.
  • Paltridge, B. . (2013). Narrative inquiry and the researching of academic and professional genres. In M. Gotti and C. S. Guinda (Eds.), Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres Bern: Peter Lang.
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Researching discourse . In K. Hyland (Ed.), Discourse Studies Reader. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Genre and English for specific purposes.. In B. Paltridge and S. Stafield (Eds.), Handbook of English for Specific Purposes. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Paltridge, B. and L. Woodrow. (2012). Thesis and dissertation writing: Moving beyond the text.. In R. Tang (Ed.), Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language: Issues and Challenges Facing ESL/EFL Academic Writers in Higher Education Contexts. (pp. 88–104), London: Continuum.
  • Starfield, S., B. Paltridge and L. Ravelli. . (2012). “Why do we have to write?”: Practice-based theses in the visual and performing arts and the place of writing.. In V.J. Bhatia and C. Berkenkotter (Eds.), Insights into Academic Genres. Bern: Peter Lang.
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Theses and dissertations in English for specific purposes.. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Mahboob, A. and B. Paltridge. (2012). Critical Discourse Analysis and Critical Applied Linguistics. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Theses and dissertations in English for specific purposes. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Teaching English for specific purposes. . In A. Burns and J. Richards (Eds.), The Cambridge Guide to Pedagogy and Practice in Second Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Paltridge, B., A. Thomas and J. Liu. (2011). Genre, performance and Sex and the City. In R. Piazza, F. Rossi and M. Bednarek (Eds.), Telecinematic Discourse: An Introduction to the Fictional Language of Cinema and Television. (pp. 249–262), Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Paltridge, B. and S. Starfield. (2011). Research in English for specific purposes. In E. Hinkel (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning. (Vol. 2, pp. 196–121), London: Routledge.
  • Paltridge, B. and W. Wang. (2011). Contextualising ESP research: Media discourses in China and Australia.. In D. Belcher, A.M. Johns and B. Paltridge (Eds.), New Directions in ESP Research Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B. and W. Wang. (2010). Researching discourse. In B. Paltridge and A. Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (pp. 256–273), London: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B. . (2009). Where have we come from and where are we now? . In D. Belcher (Ed.), English for Specific Purposes in Theory and Practice (pp. 289–296), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B. and L. Harbon. . (2008). Intercultural competency and the international student experience.. In J. van Rij-Heyligers (Ed.), Intercultural Communications across University Settings: Myths and Realities. (pp. 55–65), Auckland: Pearson Education.
  • Ohashi, J, Ohashi, H, Paltridge, B. (2008). Finishing the dissertation while on tenure track: Enlisting support from inside and outside the academy. In Casanave C, Li X (Ed.), Learning the Literacy Practices of Graduate School: Insiders' Reflections on Academic Enculturation (Vol. 1, pp. 218–229), Ann Arbor, USA: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B. (2007). Approaches to genre in ELT. In Jim Cummins and Chris Davison (Eds.), International handbook of English language teaching (Vol. 2, pp. 931–943), New York, NY: Springer.
  • Paltridge, B. (2007). Approaches to teaching writing and College English textbooks. In D.L. Qiu and J. Cai (Eds.), The Explorations and Prospectives for College English Textbooks (pp. 73–87), Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
  • Paltridge, B. (2005). Discourse analysis. In , Encyclopedia of Linguistics New York: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

Journal articles

  • Ravelli, L., B. Paltridge and S.Starfield. (2013). Extending the notion of text: The creative arts doctoral thesis. Visual Communication.
  • Paltridge, B. S. Starfield, L. Ravelli, S. Nicholson and K. Tuckwell. (2012). Doctoral writing in the visual and performing arts: Two ends of a continuum. . Studies in Higher Education. , 37, 989–1004.
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., L. Ravelli and K. Tuckwell . (2012). Change and stability: Examining the marcostructures of doctoral theses in the visual and performing arts. . Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 11(4), 332–334.
  • Paltridge, B., S. Starfield, L. Ravelli and S. Nicholson. (2011). Doctoral writing in the visual and performing arts: Issues and debates. The International Journal of Art and Design Education. , 30, 242–255.
  • Paltridge, B. (2010). Discourse relations, semantic relations and English in academic settings.. Journal of Maori and Pacific Development. , 11(1), 19–26.
  • Burns, A, Paltridge, B, Wigglesworth, G. (2008). Review of doctoral research in second language teaching and learning in Australia (2003-2006). Language Teaching, 41(2), 275–295.
  • Paltridge, B. (2008). Textographies and the researching and teaching of writing. Iberica, 15, 9–24.
  • Paltridge, B. (2007). Beyond the text: A textography of Chinese College English writing . University of Sydney Papers in TESOL, 2(2), 149–165.
  • Paltridge, B. (2006). Review of Metadiscourse: Exploring Interaction in Writing. Journal of Pragmatics, 39(1), 226–227.
  • Paltridge, B, Johns, A, Bawarshi, A, Coe, R, Hyland, K, Reiff, M, Tardy, C. (2006). Crossing the boundaries of genre studies: commentaries by experts. Journal of Second Language Writing, 15, 234–239.