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#1Xue Zhang (WSU: Washington State University)H-Index: 1
#2Yuliya Ardasheva (Washington State University Tri-Cities)H-Index: 8
Last. Bruce W. Austin (WSU: Washington State University)H-Index: 4
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Abstract English public speaking (EPS) is increasingly gaining prominence and popularity around the world, and this is especially true for university students in China. While self-efficacy is typically strongly correlated with language performance in general (Pajares & Graham, 1999), very little is known about self-efficacy and EPS performance specifically. Grounded in self-efficacy theory (Bandura, 1997) and research on English for academic purposes and English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) liter...
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#1Dan Douglas (Iowa State University)H-Index: 13
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#1Yongyan Li (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 16
#2John Flowerdew (Birkbeck, University of London)H-Index: 1
Abstract Academics and research students around the world have increasingly come under pressure to publish in high-ranking English-medium international journals. At the same time, it has been widely recognised that English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) pedagogical support can be crucial to the publication success of those scholars and students who use English as an Additional Language (EAL). There has consequently been a growing interest in developing ERPP instructional initiatives. T...
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#1Karim Sadeghi (Urmia University)H-Index: 3
#2Mahsa Alinasab (Urmia University)H-Index: 1
Abstract Among the significant tasks faced by academic writers are establishing their expertise in negotiating their new research findings, and resolving tensions between current knowledge and previous claims. These little-explored areas contrast with the attention devoted to examining basic moves and steps in different parts of research articles. The present article implements Hunston's (1993) conceptualization of academic conflict by native and non-native writers when composing the discussion ...
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#1Chia-Yen Lin (YZU: Yuan Ze University)H-Index: 2
Abstract This corpus-based study uses quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze pragmatic force modifiers (PFMs) in seven English-medium Master's thesis defenses from four Taiwan universities. The study reveals a broad distribution of modifiers in the defense corpus, which adds to the research on the commonality of linguistic features in various academic genres and implies that academic discourse norms play a greater role than linguistic/cultural conventions in their widespread prevalence....
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#1Seval Birlik (UM: University of Malaya)
#2Jagdish Kaur (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 6
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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#2Julia Miller (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Medical students with English as an additional language often face difficulties in acquiring English medical terminology derived from Greek and Latin morphemes. To address this problem, this study used a corpus-based approach to identify the most commonly occurring medical morphemes in four sources: Stedman's list of medical morphemes; the Cengage list of general English morphemes; the Center for Development in Learning list of general English morphemes; and the Medical Web Corpus—a web...
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Abstract Companies around the world now routinely provide financial information in English for the global investment community. In the interest of greater transparency, companies may also publish a policy that articulates how they intend to communicate with investors in terms of content, timing, and channels. This paper aims to explore the language of investor relations communication policies of Japanese and Italian companies, representing two different national and business cultures. Ad-hoc dat...
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#1Marlén Izquierdo (UPV/EHU: University of the Basque Country)H-Index: 1
#2María Pérez Blanco (University of León)
Last. María Pérez Blanco (University of León)
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Abstract As a consequence of globalisation, small to medium-sized companies are increasingly seeking to promote their products further afield than their home markets. This entails cross-linguistic communication needs, and results in the emergence of text types not thus far addressed in the literature. One such case is that of the herbal tea promotional text (HTPT), in which a herbal tea is described and evaluated with persuasive purposes in mind. This article aims to assist Spanish professionals...
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Abstract Good listening comprehension contributes greatly to academic performance. One factor in developing good listening comprehension is knowing the functions of lexical bundles. While some research has been done on lexical bundles, their functions in academic lectures have not been extensively investigated. Drawing on an 8.8-million-word corpus of academic lectures across four disciplines, we investigated the functions of high-frequency lexical bundles in academic lectures and examined the s...
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