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Vani Sharren Bardetta
Hodges University
Publications 1
Published on Mar 1, 2019in Journal of English for Academic Purposes 1.73
Cassi L. Liardét3
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(Macquarie University),
Sharyn Black (UNSW: University of New South Wales), Vani Sharren Bardetta (Hodges University)
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...