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ERIC Number: ED458813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 16
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Nominalized Writing: Approximating Academic Register.
Gallagher, Chris; McCabe, Anne
This paper is about teaching writing for academic purposes to non-native speakers of English at English-medium universities in such differing contexts as Japan and Spain. It provides an analysis of the role of nominal groups in academic registers, along with data from Japanese and Spanish student essays written for English language courses at the university level. The data indicate little approximation towards the register of academic writing with regard to the nominal group, even after their writing courses, where the learners are exposed to academic writing across the curriculum through assigned readings. It is asserted that this warrants more inclusion of classroom activities, which highlights the role of nominal groups in academic writing. (Contains 14 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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