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Corpora and Intercultural Studies

Attitudinal Evaluation in Chinese University Students’ English Writing

A Contrastive Perspective

Authors: Liu, Xinghua, McCabe, Anne

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  • Provides a comprehensive and multidimensional investigation of attitudinal evaluation in foreign language learners’ English writing
  • Presents a methodological model for conducting ecologically valid contrastive discourse analysis
  • Offers a valuable reference guide to applying the appraisal framework in textual analysis
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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. 

About the authors

Dr. Xinghua Liu received his PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading, UK and completed his post-doctorate training in writing research at Arizona State University, USA. He has extensive teaching and research experience in second language writing and is a published researcher in this area. 
Dr. Anne McCabe obtained her Ph.D. in Language Studies at Aston University, UK, and has taught first-year University writing in English at Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus for over twenty-five years. She has published widely in areas related to academic writing, education, and the media, using a variety of discourse analytical tools.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Attitudinal Evaluation in Chinese University Students’ English Writing
Book Subtitle
A Contrastive Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Corpora and Intercultural Studies
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6415-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6415-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6414-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4875-4
Series ISSN
2510-4802
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 141
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations
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