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Li, Yongyan – Journal of Second Language Writing, 2012
English as an Additional Language (EAL) students' textual borrowing in disciplinary writing has attracted wide research interest in recent years. However, much of the research was conducted in the regular curriculum setting while the relevance of the issue in a writing-for-publication context has largely been overlooked. In particular,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Biochemistry, Writing for Publication
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Cargill, Margaret; O'Connor, Patrick; Li, Yongyan – English for Specific Purposes, 2012
As is the worldwide trend, scientists in China face strong and increasing pressure to publish their research in international peer-reviewed journals written in English. There is an acute need for graduate students to develop the required language skills alongside their scientific expertise, in spite of the distinct division currently existing…
Descriptors: Specialists, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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Li, Yongyan; Flowerdew, John – Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2009
It has been recognized that English as the language of international scholarship represents a more complex picture in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) than in science and engineering, with multilingual scholars in the HSS often negotiating international engagement and local commitment by publishing both in English and their first language.…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Research Universities, Multilingualism, Audiences