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Communicative competence in language assessment : What the non-language specialist can tell us - Elder, McNamara, Kim, Pill & Sato 2017

Communicative competence in language assessment : What the non-language specialist can tell us - Elder, McNamara, Kim, Pill & Sato 2017 | TELT | Scoop.it
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2016.12.005
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Effective Science Communication - Books - IOPscience

Effective Science Communication - Books - IOPscience | TELT | Scoop.it
Effective Science Communication: A practical guide to surviving as a scientist is devoted to the variety of ways that scientists are expected to communicate in their day-to-day professional lives. It includes practical advice on how to publish your work in scientific journals, apply for grants, and effectively communicate your research to both scientific and non-scientific audiences. There are chapters devoted to constructing a digital footprint, dealing with the media, and influencing science policy. Guiding you throughout are a number of useful exercises that will help you to become a more effective communicator, providing a helping hand in your scientific journey to not only survive, but to prosper in the process.
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Noun frequencies in cohesive nominal groups | Drummond | Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research

Noun frequencies in cohesive nominal groups | Drummond | Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research | TELT | Scoop.it
General purpose academic word lists, such as Coxhead’s (2000) academic word list, are widely used in the teaching English for Academic purposes. However, word frequencies in some micro-level aspects of academic discourse are yet to be determined, such as subject-specific word lists in some areas. This study has generated knowledge of noun frequencies in sentence transitions containing anaphoric lexical references to the preceding sentence.

Investigating a corpus of approximately 5.6 million words of academic texts from the Social Sciences and Humanities has led to a list of 71 nouns most frequently used in cohesive nominal groups in these areas. This list was compiled with Antconc (Anthony, 2014) by examining eight syntactic structures containing an anaphoric determiner and noun. The list can be used alongside more general purpose lists to support L2 academic writing development. As well as the main list, two significant sub-lists have been identified: a list of items particularly useful for anaphoric references to a citation and a group of nouns that nominalise processes.

Four frequently occurring nouns in the data have been identified as forming partitive constructions with a cohesive aspect enabling the writer to narrow or broaden the range of analysis in the writing. In addition, there is a proposed order in which the eight cohesive structures investigated could be introduced within an EAP syllabus.
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Applying Corpus Tools to EAP Instruction

Applying Corpus Tools to EAP Instruction | TELT | Scoop.it
by Mat Terrett My interest in the use of corpora for EAP began when I first heard about Coxhead’s (2000) Academic Word List and was further piqued when I read Hyland’s (2009) corpus-based argument for greater specificity in EAP teaching. This provided a focus for my own research through which I came to believe that an…
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Language teachers making sense of exploratory practice: Hanks, 2015

This article critically examines the implementation of Exploratory Practice in an English for academic purposes (EAP) context in a British university. The innovation involved challenges as well as opportunities for uniting learning, teaching and research. Particular emphasis is given to two teachers, who are the focus of this article: the story of one, ‘Jenny’, illustrates the processes of doing Exploratory Practice with learners of EAP, while the story of the other, ‘Bella’, provides insight into the notion of puzzlement, a central feature of the Exploratory Practice framework. For these practitioners, it was clear that the integration of pedagogy with locally relevant, small-scale research activity, held a wealth of opportunities for language learning and teaching.
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Hanks, J. (2015). Language teachers making sense of Exploratory Practice. Language Teaching Research, 1362168814567805.
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Tracking L2 acquisition in immigrant secondary school pupils: Michael Evans

Tracking L2 acquisition in immigrant secondary school pupils: Michael Evans | TELT | Scoop.it

Two case studies:

22 recently-arrived migrant pupils

Language data: 2 open ended writing tasks, 30 minutes, some prompts were provided, 1 year interval

What was analysed? Formal features (word count, spelling mistakes, connectives, tenses, complex sentences.)

70 interviews, 30 min approx

Analyses of the 3 longest turns

Study of conjecture in the language of EAL pupils + Direct/indirect speech

 

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