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ERIC Number: EJ628575
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Evaluating the Language of Different Types of Explanations in Junior High School Science Texts.
Unsworth, Len
International Journal of Science Education, v23 n6 p585-609 Jun 2001
Demonstrates how functional language analyses differentiate explanation types and specify language features relevant to the effectiveness of texts in apprenticing students to the language forms of scientific English. Illustrates key differences between different types of explanations, then sample text analyses show how language features index variation in explanation quality. (Contains 39 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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