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Other Floors, Other Voices

A Textography of a Small University Building, Twentieth Anniversary Edition

John M. Swales (author)

ISBN: 9780472037179

Publication Date: May 2018

Format: Paperback

Originally published in 1998, Other Floors, Other Voices uses texts to capture the lives of three communities operating within a single building on the University of Michigan campus. Swales' thoughtful exploration of the three units centres around the individuals who work on each floor and the discourse-related activities they engage in.
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Originally published in 1998, Other Floors, Other Voices uses texts to capture the lives of three communities operating within a single building (the North University Building, or NUBS) on the University of Michigan campus. Swales' thoughtful exploration of the three units–the Computer Resource Site, the University Herbarium (botany), and the English Language Institute–centers around the individuals who work on each floor and the discourse-related activities they engage in.

The Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Other Floors, Other Voices includes: a new preface, an introductory essay on the value of rereading this volume many years after original publication, and an epilogue that reflects on and reveals what has happened to the three units in the past 20 years.

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"John Swales' textography might also be called ‘comparative rhetoric in a small building,' offering proof, once again, that another culture may be only a trip up or down a flight of stairs. . . .such an appealing and original book." – BAAL News
Pages 320
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 May 2018
Publisher Michigan ELT
Subject/s Education   Higher & further education, tertiary education  
I am John Swales, now officially retired as a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where I was also Director of the English Language Institute for many years. I have written quite a lot of books, the first being Writing Scientific English in 1971 and the last Incidents in an Educational Life in 2009. Although retired, I keep professionally active and go to my office in the university several times a week. I am currently working on two new small advanced EAP textbooks with my regular co-author, Christine Feak. I still travel quite often to give talks and workshops about my main fields such as genre analysis and English academic discourse; for example, in 2009, I went to Brazil, China and Argentina on such ventures. My main hobbies are bird-watching and butterfly-watching; indeed, along with three others, I am currently working on a second edition of The Birds of Washtenaw County, Michigan. My main publishers are the University of Michigan Press and Cambridge University Press.

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