Cultural collisions in l2 academic writing

The clearer the meaning, the more the responsibility on the writer to make it so, and the less responsibility on the reader to simply get it. RELC Journal, 23 2 In addition, the analysis of the long sentences 71 Frontiers of Language and Teaching … The use of language, the patterns of behaviour and beliefs, and values to it shape the direction of a society over time.

Especially in Asia, CR study seems not to have caused a ripple, unlike the North American scene or the European scene as reported by Connor.

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It can be said, then, that the factual text type i. Her ultimate aim for the book is to go beyond the traditional approach of CR in its concern with investigating second language written products, in particular, university-level first-year English writing, and to argue for "a different contrastive model The Arabic corpus contains three Arabic newspaper texts taken from three Arabic papers: The concept of genre is defined and the areas of study that are relevant to genre analysis include student writing, academic writing, and professional writing.

Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 9 286— Journal of Second Language Writing, 12 3—] and examines such a relationship in the context of an L1 high-stakes academic writing assessment.

In Chapters 7 and 8, Connor attempts to bring new dimensions into the expanded framework of CR, those of translation studies chapter 7 and genre analysis chapter 8. The book comprises ten chapters grouped into three parts. In addition, differences between Arabic and English texts manifest in the degree of implicitness or explicitness of the message conveyed by the writer.

Her main areas of interest are second language writing, language testing, and second language acquisition. The Arabic Corpus In almost all the Arabic texts, there are very few short sentences.

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In the light of student comments in interviews and questionnaires, she justifies the need for learners to experience the bodily aspect of communication as part of authentic, multi-modal interaction and hence a crucial element in intercultural literacy.

This classification is based on the preferred use of lexical repetition as a cohesive device in Arabic. There is an evidential effect of culture across different writing genres including factual text types. Language in itself is the combination of symbols expressing ideas enabling people to think and communicate amongst each other, either verbally or nonverbally.

However, this finding cannot be generalized and needs more extensive research in order to be verified. The book is an ambitious undertaking on the part of the author in building a comprehensive theory of contrastive rhetoric encompassing theories of such divergent fields as applied linguistics, linguistic relativity, rhetoric, text linguistics, discourse analysis, genre analysis, literacy theories, and translation.

The analysis of the Arabic corpus confirms that the use of a lot of repetition as claimed in some research e. Seven problems in the study of coherence and interpretability. Language in its influence on perception, values guiding what the society should be and norms forming the customs of the society.

Language Learning, 16, She also shows how the surge of interest in North America in the 80s in L1 composition research, the product-process debate in the teaching of L1 writing, the literacy movement, and the vigorous field of discourse analysis studies all help to cement interest in CR and keep the notion alive.

Although the papers were reporting the same news stories, they showed differences in a number of rhetorical aspects including text organization and in-text citation. For instance, the types of clothes one wears reflect so much into the culture we subscribe to like school, religion, or where the last vacation was spent.

In other words, this paper aims to test the notion of contrastive rhetoric which highlights a connection between culture and writing conventions across languages within the context of a factual text type, the least expected to reflect a cultural influence.

To cite this article: It seems that the difference in the degree of responsibility assigned to the text writer or reader can be attributed to a difference in cultural typology between English and Arabic.

The English Corpus The English texts are also full of long sentences.

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First, when we pause at a part of a long sentence, we still feel that it is meaningful. For example, there is a general tendency in English writers to be responsible for a direct and clear message Hind, A new analytical approach which moves the analytical focus from the text into the writer of the text has been proposed by Hinds In the past twenty years, contrastive rhetoric has also developed to include the study of specific genres of writing such as academic, journalistic and business writing e.

The significance of academic vocabulary in L2 writing has Thus, the stress for writing and publishing in English has generated, to large extent, to cross cultural analyses (Connor, ) with (EAP) English for academic Purposes.

‘ Cultural Collisions in L2 Academic Writing.’ TESL Canada Journal 80 – [Google Scholar]: 80) describes as ‘cultural collisions’ in L2 writing and indicate that Anglophone discourse is, to date, the prescriptive model used to assess the language quality of a manuscript submitted for publication.

Reviews research on writing and culture, focusing on the collisions of cultures when discourse practices second language writers are expected to reproduce clash with what they know, believe, and value in their first language writing. Describes collisions of culture in writing regarding voice, organization, reader/writer responsibility, topic, and identity.

Genre pedagogy: Language, literacy and L2 writing instruction Ken Hyland* Room A, University of London, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way. Reviews research on writing and culture, focusing on the collisions of cultures when discourse practices second language writers are expected to reproduce clash with what they know, believe, and value in their first language writing.

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