ITEM VIEW

An investigation of linguistic and cultural variation in the understanding and execution of academic writing tasks

dc.contributor.advisorAnthonissen, Christineen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorZybrands, Helenaen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of General Linguistics.
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-26T09:01:17Zen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-01T08:35:45Z
dc.date.available2008-11-26T09:01:17Zen_ZA
dc.date.available2010-06-01T08:35:45Z
dc.date.issued2007-03en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/1891
dc.descriptionThesis (MPhil (General Linguistics))—University of Stellenbosch, 2007.
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the conceptualisation and execution of macro-textual features of academic writing of students in an EAP course. An assumption is that students have difficulties in producing academic writing. The study investigates participant’s conceptualisation of academic writing and compares it to what they do in constructing their own academic texts. It finds that there is a difference between what they say and what they do. Their focus is generally on micro-textual level, i.e. on the level of words, phrases and sentences, which masks difficulties on macro-textual level, i.e. on the discursive level of linguistic units larger than the sentence. Furthermore, the hypothesis that differences between English L2 students and English academic norms are culturally determined, is found to be much less valid than is mostly suggested in the literature that deals with rhetorical structure of English L2 writing.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subjectAcademic writingen
dc.subjectLanguage and cultureen
dc.subjectEnglish language -- Rhetoricen
dc.subjectDissertations -- Linguisticsen
dc.subjectTheses -- Linguisticsen
dc.titleAn investigation of linguistic and cultural variation in the understanding and execution of academic writing tasksen_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Stellenbosch


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

ITEM VIEW