4 Research Population Representativeness and Research Methods

4.1 International students as L2 users in advanced academic settings

Cook (2011) emphasizes that “L2 users are no more standardized than monolinguals” (p. 2). Multilingual students in more advanced academic settings – like the international legal studies context for participants in this research – belong to diverse cultural, linguistic, and academic groups. They do not have homogeneous backgrounds for academic English writing. International students may be part of multilingual communities, for example, where several languages are spoken. One research participant belonging to this particular group is Anyo, from Cameroon. He uses two academic languages, English and French, and transfer ...

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