Journal article

"This means that...": a linguistic perspective of writing and learning in a discipline

R Woodward-Kron

Journal of English for Academic Purposes | Published : 2009

Abstract

One broad goal for English for Academic Purposes students is to learn to write effectively so they can succeed in their chosen academic studies. The teaching of academic writing sensitive to context and texts has benefited from disciplinary based writing studies, allowing EAP teachers and their students to become better informed about the valued writing practices of various disciplines. A further development in this area can be gained by investigating from a linguistic perspective the role of writing for learning in those disciplines. This paper reports on a longitudinal study which mapped from a lexicogrammatical perspective how L1 education students' writing developed as their disciplinary..

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