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ERIC Number: EJ843536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
A Tale of Two Texts: Tracking Developments in Learner Writing
Cullip, Peter F.
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v40 n2 p192-210 2009
This case study analyses two written texts produced by an ESL learner either side of a five-week genre-based teaching intervention. The second text was judged to be of a much higher quality by two independent markers in a previous study. The question arising is: what exactly has improved? The analytical tools of systemic functional linguistics are used to identify the major areas of generic, discourse and lexico-grammatical development in the learner's writing of an argument. These developments are discussed in relation to the theoretical foundations of the genre-based approach and the classroom practices associated with it. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia