By Maria Leedham
Chinese scholars are the most important overseas scholar staff in united kingdom universities at the present time, but little is understood approximately their undergraduate writing and the demanding situations they face. Drawing at the British educational Written English corpus - a wide corpus of knowledgeable undergraduate pupil writing gathered within the united kingdom within the early 2000s - this examine explores chinese language scholars’ written assignments in English in quite a number college disciplines, contrasting those with assignments from British scholars. The examine is supplemented via questionnaire and interview datasets with self-discipline teachers, writing tutors and scholars, and gives a finished photo of the chinese language scholar author this present day.
Theoretically framed via paintings inside educational literacies and lexical priming, the writer seeks to discover what we all know approximately chinese language scholars’ writing and to increase those findings to undergraduate writing extra as a rule. In a globalized academic surroundings, it can be crucial for educators to appreciate variations in writing types around the scholar physique, and to maneuver from the frequent deficit version of pupil writing in the direction of a descriptive version which embraces alternative ways of attaining success.
Chinese scholars’ Writing in English might be of worth to researchers, EAP tutors, and college academics educating chinese language scholars within the united kingdom, China, and different English or Chinese-speaking countries.
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Chinese Students’ Writing in English: Implications from a corpus-driven study (Routledge Research in Education) by Maria Leedham