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This volume provides a concise overview of linguistic description in the field of English for Academic Purposes, charting its evolution and categorizing the various strands of research interest. Given the increasing use of English as a lingua franca, there has been a corresponding upsurge into research in EAP. The book synthesizes this research in one single volume and offers brief overviews on key terms and topics in EAP, including academic events and study genres, professional research genres and disciplinary discourses. This volume is key reading for graduate students new to the field as well as established researchers looking to expand their knowledge base in EAP. The work highlights the kinds of descriptions of academic English that have resulted from the research, which can be of interest to disciplinary teachers and lecturers, including those in English medium instruction.