Journal of English for Academic Purposes
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Abstract Collaboration has been found to facilitate comprehension of challenging academic texts. Following the Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) model implemented in primary and secondary school classrooms, this researching EAP practice paper detailed the development of a three-stage teaching method to facilitate Chinese first-year college students’ comprehension of research articles. The three-stage teaching method consisted of individual reading, group discussion, and collaborative reflect...
#1Rong Chen (CSUSB: California State University, San Bernardino)
Abstract Chen and Yang (forthcoming) find that, in published work, authors of academic writing in English (AWE) in the area of language studies predominantly use the 1st-person singular, I, to refer to themselves as single authors in their publications. Authors of academic writing in Chinese (AWC), however, largely avoid the 1st-person singular pronoun for single author self-reference. Based on interview data and available literature, we propose that the avoidance of the 1st-person singular by A...
#1Tim Anderson (UVic: University of Victoria)H-Index: 5
#2Ian Fraser Alexander (UVic: University of Victoria)
Last. Gillian Saunders (UVic: University of Victoria)
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Abstract This article describes a large-scale analysis of dissertation macrostructures in the Faculties of Education at five major Canadian research universities. We draw on van Dijk (1980) and Paltridge (2002) in categorizing the global organizational patterns of 1,373 PhD dissertations and cross reference these patterns with each study’s research perspective. Although prior research has addressed thesis and dissertation writing by drawing on ESP and EAP perspectives, the majority of these stud...
#1Ken Hyland (UEA: University of East Anglia)H-Index: 59
#2Fang Jiang (UEA: University of East Anglia)
Abstract Over the last two decades, UK higher education institutions have performed successfully in the competitive global market of overseas student recruitment. A key explanatory factor is the increased provision of pre-sessional English preparation pathways that allow universities to enrol students whose language proficiency at the time of application falls below programme requirements. Yet the scale and nature of pre-sessional EAP provision is poorly documented, particularly how the length, ...
#1Jean Parkinson (Victoria University of Wellington)H-Index: 9
#1Joseph Anthony Wilson (UW: University of Washington)
#2Hannah Soblo (UT: University of Tennessee)
Abstract Within schools, knowledge about the patterns of language in the various disciplines and, hence, a way of talking about language—a metalanguage—is often absent. This mainly stems from the lack of acceptance or awareness that language and knowledge are co-dependent. Many view accounting for language patterns in discipline knowledge and, therefore, a metalanguage as unnecessary. However, as argued in this paper, others value metalanguage. Focusing on one secondary school in the UK, this pa...
Abstract This paper looks at how phrases are conceptualized in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) research and practice. It presents examples of phrases identified in academic discourse by EAP researchers, and compares these with examples of the phrases taught in EAP writing course books. The paper highlights the ways in which the forms and functions of phrases recommended for teaching by EAP researchers are different from the forms and functions recommended for teaching in EAP writing course b...
Abstract The importance for writers of negotiating reader relationships is by now well-established; this is a particularly delicate area for students who are of course writing for a higher status audience. One aspect of this is the expression of obligation, which up to now has not received a great deal of attention. This study seeks to address this issue by investigating some key expressions of obligation occurring in proficient student university assignments in the British Academic Written Engl...
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