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Wang, Zhaozhe – L2 Journal, 2019
L2 writers likely perceive "good academic writing" as impersonal (Hyland, 2002; Shen, 1989; Tang & John, 1999). Yet research has shown that every linguistic and rhetorical choice that a writer makes--including, the presence/absence and different forms of self-mention--potentially reveals the writer's authorial identity (Ivanic,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages), Academic Language, Persuasive Discourse
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Shin, Ji-Young; Velázquez, Ashley J.; Swatek, Aleksandra; Staples, Shelley; Partridge, R. Scott – L2 Journal, 2018
Previous research has shown that developing second language (L2) academic writers use a limited set of reporting verbs in comparison to more advanced writers (Biber & Reppen, 1998; Hinkel, 2003; Kwon, Staples, & Partridge, 2018; Neff et al., 2003; Staples & Reppen, 2016). These writers also tend to rely on verbs that are typical for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academic Language, Writing (Composition), Verbs
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Shibahara, Rika – L2 Journal, 2017
This study examines Malaysian learners' reflections on the discourses of the Asia-Pacific War in Malaysia and Japan after engaging in "Memories of War" project. The project, which was implemented in an advanced Japanese-as-a-Foreign-Language (JFL) class at a Malaysian university, aimed to improve learners' ability to grasp power…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Learning, Japanese
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Kellman, Steven G.; Lvovich, Natasha – L2 Journal, 2015
Translingual Literature is literature written in a language not native to the author, in two languages, or in a mix of languages. This bibliography is the very first attempt to create and publish such an academic tool for researchers of multilingualism, second-language acquisition, comparative literature, and other fields. It contains only books…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Bibliographies, Second Language Learning
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Kaiser, Mark; Shibahara, Chika – L2 Journal, 2014
This paper suggests new ways filmic texts might be employed in advanced foreign language classes. Typically, film has been seen as source material for broadening students' vocabulary or for developing communicative competence. This paper considers what a close reading of a filmic text might offer foreign language educators and students by…
Descriptors: Films, Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chamcharatsri, Pisarn Bee – L2 Journal, 2013
Writing to express emotions can be a challenging task for second language (L2) writers, especially because it tends to be a process that is less addressed in language classrooms. This paper aims to expand thinking on L2 literacy and writing by exploring how L2 writers can express emotion (fear) through narratives both in their first language (L1)…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Fear, English (Second Language), Thai