University literature essays in UK, New Zealand and the USA: Implications for EAP

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Show simple item record Nesi, H en Matheson, Neil en Basturkmen, Helen en 2018-10-19T02:32:22Z en 2017-12 en
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dc.description.abstract This paper reports findings from a preliminary study of upper-level and high-scoring undergraduate literature essays from the Academic Writing at Auckland (AWA) corpus, the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus, and the Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Student Papers (MICUSP). The study aimed to identify differences in students' academic writing style in these contexts. Just under 100 argumentative essays were analyzed (25 each from Britain and New Zealand and 47 from Michigan), using the Multidimensional Tagger (Nini, 2014), the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (Pennebaker et al., 2015), measures of readability and manual analyses including counts of references. The essays from MICUSP were found to be the most interactive and conversational, and the essays from AWA were found to be the most formal and 'academic'. The essays from BAWE fell somewhere in the middle on most measures. This paper reports on these differences and suggests their implications for students studying in "Inner Circle" institutions, and for the teaching and learning of EAP around the world. Plans for the next stage of the research are also outlined. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics en
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dc.title University literature essays in UK, New Zealand and the USA: Implications for EAP en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 25 en
pubs.volume 23 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en;dn=264767279614484;res=IELNZC en
pubs.end-page 38 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 718243 en Arts en Cultures, Languages & Linguist en App Lang Studies & Linguistics en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-11-28 en

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