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ERIC Number: EJ803681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1475-1585
Knock-on Effects of Mode Change on Academic Discourse
Gardner, Sheena
Journal of English for Academic Purposes, v3 n1 p23-38 Jan 2004
Factors such as increases in student numbers and technological developments are threatening the luxury of one-on-one tutorials and bringing changes in modes of academic discourse. This small scale exploratory study identifies characteristics of taped oral, compared to written, feedback that are attributable to its spoken nature (longer, less dense); to the shift away from multiple audiences (more engaged, more personal); to its more formative purpose (greater range of feedback strategies, focus on product and process); and to the communicative context (opening moves that involve the audience more; summary moves that rephrase and focus). Salient linguistic features of the taped oral feedback genre are described, and it is argued that the shift from written to taped oral feedback naturally brings with it more extensive feedback that engages more with the writer, has a more formative purpose, and is more explicit. Implications for EAP and all those providing feedback on student work are suggested. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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