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|Title: ||Linguistic analysis of English language writing of university students in Hong Kong|
|Other Titles: ||Cong yu yan xue jiao du fen xi Xianggang da xue sheng de Ying yu xie zuo|
|Authors: ||Pun, Fung Kan (潘鳳芹)|
|Department: ||Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics|
|Degree: ||Master of Philosophy|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||City University of Hong Kong|
|Subjects: ||English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching.|
College students' writings, Chinese -- China -- Hong Kong -- Evaluation.
Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
|Notes: ||CityU Call Number: PE1404 .P86 2009|
xi, 154 leaves : col. ill. 30 cm.
Thesis (M.Phil.)--City University of Hong Kong, 2009.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 124-134)
|Abstract: ||The research focuses on investigating the development of university students’
writing ability in academic discourse in English. In the research, students’
English language writing ability is evaluated in terms of linguistic features which
are objective and measurable, covering language formality, language complexity,
and objectivity. The linguistic features are located at the lexicogrammatical level
(for example, the occurrence of nominalization, attributive adjective, abbreviated
forms etc.) and at the discourse level (relation of clauses).
The data for the present study consists of the written work produced by the
students who participated in the Language Companion Course (LCC) project
carried out at City University of Hong Kong. The grammatical indicators
denoting academic discourse in their writings are identified qualitatively and
quantitatively. An evaluation matrix is established based on the features to
optimize the analysis to allow comparison between courses, assignments, and
The results show that students have demonstrated improvement across versions
and assignments in terms of grammatical accuracy, and slight improvement in
the achievement on producing academic writing.|
|Online Catalog Link: ||http://lib.cityu.edu.hk/record=b2374828|
|Appears in Collections:||CTL - Master of Philosophy |
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