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03/01/2017 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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03/01/2017 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

 
 

An Cheng


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Address: 302B Morrill Hall
Phone: 405-744-9470
Message: 405-744-9474
E-mail: an.cheng@okstate.edu 

Associate Professor
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park


 Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • The genre-based framework for teaching and learning academic, research, and professional writing
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Recent Upper Division & Graduate Courses

  • Genres in Professional Writing
  • Professional Writing Theory and Pedagogy
  • Introduction to Graduate Studies

Selected Publications

  • "EAP at the tertiary level in China: Challenges and possibilities" (2016). In K. Hyland and P. Shaw (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes (pp. 97-108). New York: Routledge.

  • "Genre analysis as a pre-instructional, instructional, and teacher development framework" (2015). Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 19, 125-136.

  • "Rethinking the paths toward developing ESP practitioners' specialized knowledge through the lens of genre analysis" (2015). English as a Global Language Education Journal, 1, 23-45.

  • "ESP research in Asia: Guest editorial" (2014) for a special issue that I guest edited. English for Specific Purposes, 33, 1-3 (with L. Anthony).

  • English language teaching in higher education in China: A historical and social perspective” (2012). In J. Ruan, & C. Leung (eds.), Perspectives on teaching and learning English in China (pp. 19-33). New York: Springer (with Q. Wang).

  • "ESP classroom research: Basic considerations and future research questions" (2011). In D. Belcher, A. M. Johns, and B. Paltridge (eds.), New Directions in ESP Research (pp. 44-72). Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press.

  • "Language features as the pathways to genre: Students' attention to non-prototypical features and its implication" (2011). Journal of Second Language Writing, 20, 69-82.

  • "Individualized engagement with genre in academic literacy tasks" (2008). English for Specific Purposes, 27, 387-411.
      •  Reprinted in H. Basturkmen (ed.),  English for Academic Purposes: Critical concepts in Linguistics. New York: Routledge, 2015. 
  • "Analyzing genre exemplars in preparation for writing: The case of an L2 graduate student in the ESP genre-based instructional framework of academic literacy." (2008). Applied Linguistics, 29, 50-71.

  • "Transferring generic features and recontextualizing genre awareness: Understanding writing performance in the ESP genre-based literacy framework." (2007). English for Specific Purposes, 26, 287-307.
      •  Winner of the 2007 English for Specific Purposes Journal "Best Article of the Year" Award 
  • "Simulation-based L2 writing instruction: Enhancement through genre analysis." (2007). Simulation and Gaming, 38, 1-16.

  • "Analyzing and enacting academic criticism: The case of a graduate learner of academic writing." (2006). Journal of Second Language Writing, 15, 279-306.

  • "Understanding learners and learning in ESP genre-based writing instruction." (2006). English for Specific Purposes, 25, 76-89.

  • "Reconceptualizing multicompetence as a theory of language knowledge." (2006). Applied Linguistics, 27, 220-240 (with J. K. Hall and M. Carlson).

Honors

  • Editorial Panel Member of the journal Applied Linguistics
  • Editorial Board Member of the journal English for Specific Purposes
  • Editorial Board Member of the journal English as a Global Language Education
  • Editorial Board Member of the journal English for Academic Purposes in Asia
  • ESP 2007 Horowitz Best Article of the Year
  • College of Arts and Sciences "Junior Faculty for Scholarly Excellence" Award, 2009 

Recent Invited Speeches and Conference Presentations

  Keynote and Invited Speeches

  • "ESP teacher empowerment: Rethinking the paths towards 'specialized knowledge' through the lens of genre analysis." Keynote speech at the 2014 English for Specific Purposes Professional Development Workshop, Tainan City, Taiwan, September 12-13, 2014.

  • “The connections between genre analysis and ESP: Insights from a student's genre-analysis tasks.” Plenary speech at the 2013 Joint International Conference of the Chinese Association of ESP and the International Conference on ESP in Asia, Shanghai, China, September 27-29, 2013.

  • Negotiating the tensions between discipline specificity and classroom heterogeneity in genre-focused learning of advanced academic writing.” Plenary speech at the 2012 International Conference and Workshop on English for Specific Purposes, Tainan City, Taiwan, October 23-26, 2012.

  • "The knowledge base for guiding students’ genre-focused learning: What students’ genre-analysis tasks reveal." Invited talk at the English Language Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, November 5, 2010.

   Conference Presentations

  • "Blogs on academic writing: Relevance to teachers of L2 writing" Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Toronto, Canada, March 21-24, 2015.

  • "Why does 'genre' sound so familiar?" Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Dallas, Texas, USA, March 16-19, 2013.

  • NNES, genre, and professional writing.” Annual TESOL International Convention, Philadelphia, USA, March 28-31, 2012.

  • "Students' analyses of the rhetorical structures in research articles: Errors and implication." Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Chicago, Illinois, USA, March, 2011.

  • "Noticing the generic significance of ordinary words." Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March, 2010.

  • "Language awareness and genre awareness: Pathways to each other?" Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe, Arizona, USA, November, 2009.

  • "Students' noticing of generic features in discipline-specific journal articles: A study of a genre-based writing class for L2 graduate students." Annual Conference of American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Washington, DC., USA, April, 2008.

  • "Genre analysis and learning opportunities: Implications for ESP genre-based writing instruction." Annual Conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Costa Mesa, California, USA, April, 2007.

  • “Adversarial discourses in academic writing.” Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California, USA, May, 2006.