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Dr Ian Bruce

B.A.Cant; M.A.(Applied), Ph.D. Waikato; Dip.SLT Massey; Dip.T Christchurch; KDS Munich; CTEFLA RSA/Cambridge

Graduate Student Adviser (Applied Linguistics), Senior Lecturer

Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; English as a Second Language

School of Arts



Discourse analysis and in particular text and genre studies; academic writing and curriculum design; English for Academic Purposes (EAP); teacher training and pedagogy.

Research Interests

My area of research interest is the application of genre theory to investigations of non-fictional texts and their related discourses. I have undertaken studies of academic, business and journalistic genres. My research of academic genres has the purpose of informing language curriculum development and the teaching of academic writing, and specifically research writing, to students for whom English is an additional language.The theoretical basis that I propose for analysing and teaching academic genres are outlined in my book publications (2008 & 2011) and the related research studies - books at Ian Bruce, Amazon author page and citations here.

Featured Publications

Forthcoming Publications

Recent Publications

  • Bruce, I. (2015) Training the next generation of EAP lecturers: Support providers or lecturers and researchers within the academy
    Conference - Oral presentation - 22nd Biennial BALEAP Conference: EAP in a Rapidly Changing Landscape: Issues, Challenges and Solutions
  • Bruce, I. (2014) Expressing criticality in the literature review in research article introductions in applied linguistics and psychology
    Refereed journal article - English for Specific Purposes
  • Bruce, I. (2014) The textual expression of critical thinking: Explorations in three genres
    Conference - Oral presentation - The Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) Conference
  • Bruce, I. (2014) Use of 'cognitive genres' as textual norms in academic English prose: University essays in English literature and sociology
    Conference - Oral presentation - Annual Meeting of the Swiss Association for Applied Linguistics: Language Norms in Context

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Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Bruce, Dr Ian 9338 ibruce I.3.09 Linguistics/Applied Linguistics/ESLA

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