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J. Elliott Casal
Pennsylvania State University
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#1J. Elliott Casal (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 2
#2Joseph J. Lee (OU: Ohio University)H-Index: 8
Abstract This study explores the relationship between syntactic complexity and writing quality in assessed source-based research papers produced by ESL undergraduate writers in a first-year writing course through a combination of holistic and fine-grained measures of complexity. The analysis is based on a corpus of 280 student papers across three grade tiers: high, mid, and low. A one-way MANOVA was used to explore the statistical significance of differences of five commonly used syntactic compl...
#1Joseph J. Lee (OU: Ohio University)H-Index: 8
#2Chris Hitchcock (OU: Ohio University)H-Index: 1
Last.J. Elliott Casal (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 2
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Abstract: This study reports findings of an analysis of the citation practices of L2 undergraduate students in the context of first-year writing (FYW). Data consist of a corpus of 100 source-based research papers written by L2 students in a FYW course. Taking a multi-perspective analytical approach, we examine L2 undergraduate students' citation practices in terms of surface forms, rhetorical functions, and writer stance. Results indicate that L2 students use a restricted range of reporting stru...
#1Joseph J. Lee (OU: Ohio University)H-Index: 8
#2J. Elliott Casal (OU: Ohio University)H-Index: 2
Abstract This study investigates cross-linguistic variation of metadiscourse in the results and discussion chapters of engineering master's theses written in English and Spanish. The analysis is based on a corpus of 200 master's thesis results and discussion chapters: 100 written by L1 English students and 100 written by L1 Spanish students. Using Hyland's (2005a) interpersonal model of metadiscourse, the results and discussion chapters were compared to examine the influence of lingua-cultural c...
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