Sharyn Black
University of New South Wales
Publications 3
#1Cassi L. Liardét (Macquarie University)H-Index: 4
#2Sharyn Black (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 1
Abstract A key feature of academic texts is the heteroglossic interaction that occurs between the writer and the experts he/she references. When integrating outside experts into their texts, writers often employ integral, author prominent reporting structures, selecting reporting verbs (RVs) to evaluate the veracity and merit of the propositions. This paper examines EAL and English L1 learners’ RV use and compares it with that of experts, providing a corpus-assisted, comparative analysis. It fur...
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#1Cassi L. Liardét (Macquarie University)H-Index: 4
#2Sharyn Black (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 1
Last.Vani Sharren Bardetta (Hodges University)
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Abstract Measures of formality have historically been linked to the spoken-written language continuum; however, modern communication increasingly employs the written mode using different degrees of informality (e.g., emails, text messages, etc.). While allowances are made for these varied genres and registers, the use of informal expression in the written mode often impacts the quality of academic discourse. The present study aims to map the linguistic features of formality to describe this elus...
The conversation regarding referencing often focuses on punitive measures to respond to plagiarism rather than developing appropriate citation practices. Students are required to reference established scholars; however, as learners developing their 'academic voice', many struggle to effectively synthesise the evidence into their arguments. The aim of this study is to investigate how students in an undergraduate academic communication unit integrate evidence using various voice markers (i.e., dir...