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Kathpalia, Sujata S.; Ong, Kenneth K. W.; Leong, Alvin P. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
Graduate programmes in most universities are typically oriented towards training students to master their disciplinary studies and communication skills courses are often offered as add-on courses that rarely take into consideration students' needs. The needs of graduate students can vary depending on their educational backgrounds and English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Science Education, Communication Skills
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Ong, Justina – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study examined classroom routine and interactional patterns of Grade 5 English Language reading comprehension lessons through delineating the speech act functions of instructional discourse that was based on Malcolm's sociolinguistic model (Malcolm, 1979a; Malcolm, 1979b; Malcolm, 1982; Malcolm, 1986). It also evaluated the classroom…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Speech Acts, Grade 5
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Cheung, Yin Ling; Low, Tze Hui – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article examines how writer's voice is constructed in argumentative essays written at the pre-university level. The study focusses on the student writers' control over evaluative resources that influence the realization of voice in the high-scoring and low-scoring scripts. Using the APPRAISAL system in Systemic Functional Linguistics, the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Essays, Attitudes, Student Attitudes