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Supporting Research Writing by Valerie Matarese

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Using genre analysis and corpus linguistics to teach research article writing

Sally Burgess and Margaret Cargill

Abstract:

This chapter describes an approach to the teaching of academic writing using genre analysis and analysis of linguistic corpora. We discuss the origins of both kinds of analysis, explain in detail what they entail and show how they can be applied to the teaching of writing for research publication purposes, particularly where authors who use English as an additional language are our clients and the research article is the main type of writing in which these clients engage. Although the approach has largely been used in classroom settings with groups of varying size, we suggest that it can be used in other situations, ...

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