Attitudinal Evaluation in Chinese University Students’ English Writing: A Contrastive Perspective 1st ed. 2018 Edition

Ebook Details


Xinghua Liu, Anne McCabe

Year 2017
Pages 141
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9789811064142
File Size 1.81 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

This book offers up-to-date insights into the long-standing controversy of whether or not Chinese learners of English adequately express their attitudes in written English. It compares four writing datasets from three groups of student writers (e.g., English-speaking students’ English texts, Chinese-speaking students’ Chinese texts, and both English and Chinese texts produced by the same group of Chinese-speaking students majoring in English), and applies the appraisal framework, an analytical tool developed in the field of Systemic Functional Linguistics. The book provides a nuanced view of the deployment of attitudinal patterns and the linguistic resources used for attitudinal evaluation in Chinese students’ English writing. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for all those interested in second language writing, contrastive rhetoric, second language acquisition and systemic functional linguistics.