ERIC Number: EJ581900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Coping with On-the-Job Writing in ESL: A Constructivist- Semiotic Perspective.
Parks, Susan; Maguire, Mary H.
Language Learning, v49 n1 p143-75 Mar 1999
Investigated how francophone nurses, newly hired in an English-speaking hospital in Quebec, Canada, developed skill in writing nursing notes in English. Data from interviews and observations indicated that social context and mediation were an important part of nurses' ability to appropriate competence in a subgenre of nursing notes in English. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada