Second Language Writers' Text: Linguistic and Rhetorical Features (ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series)

By Eli Hinkel

This finished and specific research of moment language writers' textual content identifies explicitly and quantifiably the place their textual content differs from that of local audio system of English. The booklet relies at the result of a large-scale examine of university-level native-speaker and non-native-speaker essays written based on six activates. in particular, the examine investigates the frequencies of makes use of of sixty eight linguistic (syntactic and lexical) and rhetorical beneficial properties in essays written by way of complicated non-native audio system in comparison with these within the essays of local audio system enrolled in first-year composition classes. the choice of good points for inclusion during this research relies on their textual capabilities and meanings, as pointed out in past study on English language grammar and lexis. Such research is effective since it can tell the educating of grammar and lexis, in addition to discourse, and function a foundation for moment language curriculum and path layout; and supply invaluable perception for moment language pedagogical functions of the study's findings.

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