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Second language writing strategies : a study of three Chinese post-graduate students

Mu, Congjun (2007) Second language writing strategies : a study of three Chinese post-graduate students. Post Pressed, Teneriffe, Qld..

Abstract

That many overseas university students whose first language is not English lack adequate proficiency in formal academic English has become an issue of growing concern. This timely study examines the writing strategies used by three Chinese post-graduate students while writing academic papers in English. Similarities and differences between the L2 and L1 writing processes are explored and a major hindrance to acculturating into the target academic discourse community is found to be a background of reader-responsibility which is regarded as a crucial feature in Eastern rhetoric and is distinguished from writer-responsibility in English rhetoric.

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ID Code: 15359
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
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ISBN: 9781921214066
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > English as a Second Language (200303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Post Pressed
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 18:36

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