LINGUIST List 15.2970

Wed Oct 20 2004

Books: Applied Ling/Text/Corpus Ling, English: Hinkel

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        1.    Susan Barker, Second Language Writers' Text: Hinkel

Message 1: Second Language Writers' Text: Hinkel

Date: 12-Oct-2004
From: Susan Barker <>
Subject: Second Language Writers' Text: Hinkel

Title: Second Language Writers' Text
Subtitle: Linguistic and Rhetorical Features
Series Title: A Volume in the ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

Published: 2002
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Author: Eli Hinkel

Hardback: ISBN: 0805838880 Pages: 392 Price: U.S. $ 89.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0805840338 Pages: 392 Price: U.S. $ 45.00


This comprehensive and detailed analysis of second language writers' text
identifies explicitly and quantifiably where their text differs from that
of native speakers of English. The book is based on the results of a
large-scale study of university-level native-speaker and non-native-speaker
essays written in response to six prompts. Specifically, the research
investigates the frequencies of uses of 68 linguistic (syntactic and
lexical) and rhetorical features in essays written by advanced non-native
speakers compared with those in the essays of native speakers enrolled in
first-year composition courses. The selection of features for inclusion in
this analysis is based on their textual functions and meanings, as
identified in earlier research on English language grammar and lexis. Such
analysis is valuable because it can inform the teaching of grammar and
lexis, as well as discourse, and serve as a basis for second language
curriculum and course design; and provide valuable insight for second
language pedagogical applications of the study's findings.

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
                            Applied Linguistics
                            Second Language

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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