Bazerman, Charles

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Charles Bazerman's foundational contributions to the interdisciplinary field of writing and literacy studies have had a wide influence in applied linguistics. As a writing researcher, rhetorician, and literacy theorist, he is particularly known for his contributions to genre theory, the rhetoric of science and technology, writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines (WAC/WID), and theories of literate practice as social action.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
EditorsCarol A Chapelle
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781405198431
ISBN (Print)9781405194730
StatePublished - 2013


  • discourse analysis
  • research methods in applied linguistics
  • language for academic purposes
  • literacy
  • sociocultural language studies
  • writing


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