specificity and eap writing
specificity and eap writing
academic vocabulary, collocation patterns metadiscourse such as hedges, boosters and first person pronouns, directives across disciplines.
tutor expectations via interviews.
acquiring the specialized competencies.
mini-lecture:pre-, watch, post-video.
centrifugal, centripedal forces.
drug information project
writing: engaging with others in a community
core university english school-based english vs disciplinary study
english in the dicipline : paralel with a subject study
lexis 6.2 million word corpus
genre features: soft VS hard science
self-mention/priority and personal contribution
tutor expectation: grammar /disciplinary writing clarity of thought
13 different genre families
comprehension reflection questions
indentify moves optional/ compulsory
new type pf lieracy
Background in HK University
A LEAP IN THR DARK
6 credits of EGAP 6 credits of "English in the Discilpine"
conventions of academic communication differ across discilpines
A center in teaching English in university : Focus on language features,discourse practices, and communicative skills of target
Discipline : a trouble concept, sensitive to the ways genres are written and responded to by individuals acting AS MEMBERS OF SOCIAL GROUPS.
communicative competence in applied linguistics, situated learning in education and social constructionism in social sciences and holds a focus on community at the heart of communication.
Langugae is how disciplines conduct their business, define their boundaries and manage their interactions.
Writing is not just words on a page or screen, it means engaging with others in a community ,it is something inside and interesting and real.
1.Core University English :aims at bridge the gap between school-base English and disciplinary studies,resources to do differ from writing in school.
Academic English tends to be explicit about its structure and purpose;sopport arguments with citations;focus on actions rather than actors;use few rhetorical questions;be intolerant of digressions;be cautious in making claims; package process as things; spell out steps in argument and connections between sentences ,which means students are told of nominalization impersonalization,connectives, hedging,citation
2. English in the Discipline
parallel with a subject/concept course :doing histoory" introduction to Linguistis
Disciplinarr Composite course Civil Engineering Chinese Medicine' specific approach to English
Evidence from 4 sources : lexis, genre, tutor expectations and different assignments .
common core ignores multiple meanings (Ha&Hylabd,2007) 6.2 million word corpus from economics and finance, 837 words which had a specific meaning, even if they had a general meaning too.(asset,risk,interest,income)
Base lecture corpus:
60% of "economy"in social sciences 65% of "vary" in physical sciences 50% of "respond" in life sciences