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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.

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Recent Publications

  • Bruce, I. (2015). Training the next generation of EAP lecturers: Support providers or lecturers and researchers within the academy. In 22nd Biennial BALEAP Conference: EAP in a Rapidly Changing Landscape: Issues, Challenges and Solutions. Conference held at University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

  • Bruce, I. (2015). Use of cognitive genres as textual norms in academic English prose: University essays in English literature and sociology. Bulletin Suisse de Linguistique Appliquée / Swiss Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2(Special Issue, Summer 2015), 161-175.

  • Bruce, I. (2014). Enacting criticality in corporate disclosure communication: The genre of the fund manager commentary. International Journal of Business Communication, 51(4), 315-336. doi:10.1177/2329488414525441

  • Bruce, I. (2014). Expressing criticality in the literature review in research article introductions in applied linguistics and psychology. English for Specific Purposes, 36, 85-96. doi:10.1016/j.esp.2014.06.004

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Bruce, Dr Ian 9338 ibruce I.3.09 Linguistics/Applied Linguistics/ESLA

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