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Abstract The worldwide use of English as a Business Lingua Franca (BELF) has led to increased research of BELF that seeks to elucidate its complexities, and the multiple competencies of its users that contribute to its success. As much of previous BELF research has focused on verbal communication, little is known of how nonverbal conduct contributes to facilitating shared understanding in the business context. This paper focuses on the nonverbal communication strategies (NVCS) participants use a...
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Abstract The internationalization of academic production has changed the publishing culture in all corners of the world with increasing participation of scholars from semi-peripheral countries in international journals ( Belcher, 2007 ). While there has been growing interest in how multilingual scholars see this internationalization process, little is known about Brazil. To address this gap, a survey was distributed to scholars (N = 290) from different research fields in this country. The analys...
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#1Leigh McDowell (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Cassi L. Liardét (Macquarie University)H-Index: 4
Abstract The global rise in academic scholarship and pressure to publish in high-impact English-medium journals has led to an increased focus on multilingual scholars and the obstacles they face when communicating across academic and professional domains. Although preparing research for scholarly publication is challenging for most academics, multilingual scholars face the added demands of communicating their work in a foreign language. As one of the largest producers of scientific publications ...
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Abstract It has been shown that language learners can benefit from a discovery-based learning process whereby they construct as well as consult their own specialist corpora and vocabulary portfolios, for the purposes of translator training (Castagnoli 2006), for general English (Smith 2011) and for academic English learning (Charles 2012; Smith 2015). In the present study, a cohort of 94 international students on an EAP module, majoring in Accounting and Finance, was divided into hands-on (treat...
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Abstract This study investigates lexical bundles (LBs), a particular type of frequently occurring multiword sequence, in the academic writing of native and nonnative English-speaking first-year university students. The study extends the functional analysis of LBs in the literature by investigating the evaluative prosody and semantic preference of LBs in the same semantic domains that are employed by novice student writers from the two different language groups. The students wrote argumentative e...
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#1Stephen Skalicky (Victoria University of Wellington)H-Index: 5
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#1Yifan Geng (UIBE: Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade)H-Index: 1
#2Sue Wharton (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 7
Abstract Interpreting research findings in doctoral thesis discussions is a demanding rhetorical task for writers, as it requires them to both make propositions of their own findings and engage with previous scholarship by evaluating others' findings in a way that their academic discourse community finds acceptable. Although many studies have examined thesis writers' use of evaluative language, they have often focused on a quantitative analysis of its frequency and type within clause boundaries....
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