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Abstract This study examines the design and implementation of an online academic writing tutor offered to novice L2 writers. The tutor was designed to raise students’ genre awareness with regard to writing undergraduate research proposals, a largely underexplored genre. Two discipline-specific corpora of international research articles and student proposals were used to inform the design of the tutor and develop online materials. The tutor provides explicit guidance on the rhetorical organizatio...
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#1Kathryn Accurso (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 2
Abstract Recent economic, demographic, and policy shifts in the United States are making EAP practice increasingly relevant to the preparation of secondary content-area teachers, particularly those serving students labeled English language learners (ELLs). This article describes how some teacher educators in the United States are using Hallidayan principles and practices like a model of text/context dynamics, the concepts of genre and register, functional metalanguage, and genre pedagogy to supp...
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#1Laetitia Monbec (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 1
Abstract A Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL)-informed English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) module is discussed in this paper. This approach offers a way to design a common core curriculum for EGAP which can go towards addressing disciplinary specificity. The theory is recontextualised in the EAP module through a pedagogical tool called the instantiation table which exploits the key SFL notions of stratification, metafunction and instantiation to teach a body of transferrable knowledg...
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Abstract Many researchers with English as an additional language (EAL), as well as EAL teachers and students, believe that idioms are not used in English academic speech or writing. By 'idiom', they usually mean an expression that is figurative, opaque, multiword, largely fixed, and institutionalised, in keeping with traditional EAL textbook definitions. By contrast, researchers addressing multiword expressions in academic corpora have frequently used the term 'idiom' very broadly, resulting in ...
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Abstract This study investigates the hitherto understudied area of the use of phrasal verbs (PVs) in expert academic writing in the discipline of Linguistics. It uses a novel methodology combining the notion of grammatical collocation with the Quirkian approach to clause structure analysis and insights from Frame Semantics to identify the extent to which PVs are used in academic writing in comparison with other verb categories. Using a specifically designed corpus of L1 English academic expert w...
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#1Hang Su (Sichuan International Studies University)
#2Lei Zhang (AUFE: Anhui University of Finance and Economics)
Abstract Local grammar is an approach to linguistic analysis and explanation which seeks to account for one function or discourse act only. This study employs the local grammar approach to explore discourse acts that are frequently performed in academic writing and further discusses the pedagogical implications and applications of local grammars in EAP teaching, aiming to present an alternative approach to exploring and teaching academic writing. The study first demonstrates the applicability of...
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#1Emily Rose Purser (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 3
#2Shoshana J. Dreyfus (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 7
Last.Pauline Jones (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 7
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Abstract This paper reflects on the influence of Halliday’s work in the way three educators conceive and conduct their teaching of English for academic purposes in various degree courses at the same university in Australia. Several ‘big ideas’ from Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) are considered within the general aim of helping students master the specific forms of writing used to assess their learning. Each vignette of teaching practice focuses on an aspect of literacy and language that h...
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Abstract Genre-oriented graduate-level research writing instruction is increasingly being implemented in universities around the world, to cater for the widely-felt demand to provide graduate writing support to student populations of immensely diverse compositions. In China, where research writing instruction for graduate students across disciplines is urgently needed, emerging EAP teachers are learning the ropes of genre-based pedagogies through practice. This paper reports a case study of how ...
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Abstract With the growth of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) in many contexts around the world, instructors of English for academic purposes (EAP) are tasked with preparing their learners to succeed in English-speaking academic environments. As the lecture continues to be a core component of academic learning, effective notetaking is critical to success. Although there is a growing body of research regarding notetaking skills in second language (L2) contexts, little of this research focu...
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