Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

This edition offers: Insights into the experience of being a doctoral writer, issues of writer identity, and writing with authority Typical language and discourse features of theses and dissertations Advice on the structure and organisation ...

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351690676

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Fully updated and packed with new material, the second edition of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is the ideal guide for non-native speaker students and their supervisors working on writing a thesis or dissertation in English. Considering the purposes of thesis and dissertation of writing alongside writer/reader relationships, this book uses accessible language and practical examples to discuss issues that are crucial to successful thesis and dissertation writing. This edition offers: Insights into the experience of being a doctoral writer, issues of writer identity, and writing with authority Typical language and discourse features of theses and dissertations Advice on the structure and organisation of key sections Suggestions for online resources which support writing Extracts from completed theses and dissertations Guidance on understanding examiner expectations Advice on publishing from a PhD Suitable for students from all disciplines, Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is essential reading for non-native speaker students looking to complete a thesis or dissertation in English.
Categories: Education

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is ...

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134195343

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.
Categories: Education

Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

Non-native graduate students' thesis/dissertation writing in science: Self-reports by students and their advisors from two U.S. institutions.

Author: Ramona Tang

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441153340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis Or Dissertation

Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis Or Dissertation

Once the research is over, the question of exactly how to write each chapter of a thesis or dissertation remains. This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research.

Author: John Bitchener

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137043375

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 390

Once the research is over, the question of exactly how to write each chapter of a thesis or dissertation remains. This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research. To help students understand what content and structure are appropriate for the different parts of a thesis, John Bitchener presents a range of options, illustrating them with analyses of and commentary on sections from a real Masters thesis in Applied Linguistics. Highly practical, and relevant across a wide range of disciplines, this step-by-step handbook: • provides guidelines on the type of content typically presented in each section of an empirical thesis, as well as key linguistic and presentation features • explores options for organizing and structuring this material to ensure it is rhetorically and persuasively effective • offers analysed examples with follow up commentary on how each of these aspects have been considered by one successful thesis writer • includes useful answers to FAQs, further reading suggestions and additional activities for students to apply what they have learned.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Writing about Quantitative Research in Applied Linguistics

Writing about Quantitative Research in Applied Linguistics

With increasing pressure on academics and graduate students to publish in peer reviewed journals, this book offers a much-needed guide to writing about and publishing quantitative research in applied linguistics.

Author: L. Woodrow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230369955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

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With increasing pressure on academics and graduate students to publish in peer reviewed journals, this book offers a much-needed guide to writing about and publishing quantitative research in applied linguistics. With annotated examples and useful resources, this book will be indispensable to graduate students and seasoned researchers alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

This has included research into writing for publication and thesis and dissertation writing in a second language. These two areas have become especially ...

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317508359

Category: Education

Page: 514

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Volume III of the Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, like Volumes I and II, is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into social contexts of second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) teaching and learning; language policy; curriculum; types of instruction; incremental language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; international communication; pragmatics; assessment and testing. It differs from earlier volumes in its main purpose—to provide a more in-depth discussion and detailed focus on the development of the essential language skills required for any type of communication: speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Volume III preserves continuity with previous volumes in its coverage of all the classical areas of research in L2/FL teaching and learning and applied linguistics, but rather than offering a historical review of disciplinary traditions, it explores innovations and new directions of research, acknowledges the enormous complexity of teaching and learning the essential language abilities, and offers a diversity of perspectives. Chapter authors are all leading authorities in their disciplinary areas. What’s new in Volume III? Updates the prominent areas of research, including the sub-disciplines addressed in Volumes I and II, and represents the disciplinary mainstays Considers and discusses perspectives held by different schools of thought on the what, the how, and the why of teaching foundational language skills, including theories, pedagogical principles, and their implementation in practice Captures new and ongoing developments and trends in the key areas of L2/FL teaching and learning, and innovative research topics that have gained substantial recognition in current publications, including the role of corpora, technology, and digital literacy in L2/FL teaching and learning Examines new trends in language pedagogy and research, such as an increased societal emphasis on teaching academic language for schooling, somewhat contradictory definitions of literacy, and the growing needs for instruction in intercultural communication.
Categories: Education

Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing

Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing

Journal of Second Language Writing 1. 171–193. Paltridge, Brian and Lindy Woodrow. 2012. Thesis and dissertation writing: Moving beyond the text.

Author: Rosa M. Manchón

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614511335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 669

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The Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing is an authoritative reference compendium of the theory and research on second and foreign language writing that can be of value to researchers, professionals, and graduate students. It is intended both as a retrospective critical reflection that can situate research on L2 writing in its historical context and provide a state of the art view of past achievements, and as a prospective critical analysis of what lies ahead in terms of theory, research, and applications. Accordingly, the Handbook aims to provide (i) foundational information on the emergence and subsequent evolution of the field, (ii) state-of-the-art surveys of available theoretical and research (basic and applied) insights, (iii) overviews of research methods in L2 writing research, (iv) critical reflections on future developments, and (iv) explorations of existing and emerging disciplinary interfaces with other fields of inquiry.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Paltridge, B & Starfield, S 2007, Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language: A Handbook for Supervisors, Routledge, London.

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472534248

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students. The book includes: * qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods * research techniques and approaches * ethical considerations * sample studies * a glossary of key terms * resources for students As well as covering a range of methodological issues, it looks at numerous areas in depth, including language learning strategies, motivation, teacher beliefs, language and identity, pragmatics, vocabulary, and grammar. Comprehensive and accessible, this is the essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing

Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing

Thesis and dissertation writing in a second language: A handbook for supervisors. London: Routledge. Paltridge, B., & Starfield, S. (2016).

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194423847

Category: Study Aids

Page:

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This book argues that adopting ethnographically oriented perspectives on research into academic writing is a valuable means of deepening understanding of the social influences on language use and individuals' experiences in academic writing contexts, helping to gain insider views of writers' experiences, writing practices, and the contexts in which academic texts are produced and assessed.
Categories: Study Aids

An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship in Second Language Writing 1993 1997

An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship in Second Language Writing  1993 1997

Foreign Language Annals, 30(1), 140-147. ... Nine salient dimensions of thesis/dissertation writing in natural sciences are identified. 158.

Author: Tony J. Silva

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567504523

Category: Education

Page: 209

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This bibliography is a compilation of 15 short bibliographies published in an issue of the Journal of Second Language Writing from January 1993 to September 1997. The work focuses on theoretically grounded research reports and essays addressing issues in second and foreign language writing and writing instruction, containing 676 entries, each including a 50+ word summary intended to be non-evaluative in nature. The editors hope that this work will be a useful tool for developing theory, research, and instruction in second language writing.
Categories: Education

Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond

Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond

Cadman, K. (1997) 'Thesis writing for international students: A question of iden- tity? ... S. (2007) Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language, ...

Author: Claire Aitchison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135049157

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Writing is the principal means by which doctoral candidature is monitored and measured; this, combined with the growing tendency to use publications as proxy measures of individual and institutional productivity, underlines the centrality of writing in academia. One of the central questions for scholars in higher education, therefore, is ‘How do we make writing happen?’, and it is this question which the book seeks to answer. The book provides detailed illustrations of collaborative writing pedagogies which are powerfully enabling, and through theoretical and conceptual interrogation of these practices, the authors point the way for individuals as well as institutions to establish writing groups that are lively, responsive and context-specific. Key topics include: new pedagogical responses for increased writing productivity and the ‘push to publish’; innovations for supporting academic writing quality, confidence and output; scaffolding the thesis writing process; new theoretical explorations of collaborative writing approaches; writing group formulations and pedagogical approaches; writing groups for non-native speakers of English; writing as women in higher education. A particular strength of this book is that it showcases the potential of writing groups for advanced academic writing by pulling together a unique mix of authors and scholarly approaches, representing a wide range of new theoretical and pedagogical frames from diverse countries. Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond will be attractive to academics seeking new ways to advance their writing productivity, doctoral students, their supervisors and those who are tasked with the job of supporting them through the completion and dissemination of their research.
Categories: Education

Academic Writing in a Second Language

Academic Writing in a Second Language

The writing assignments and writing problems of doctoral students : Faculty ... Thesis / dissertation writing for EFL students : An ESP course design .

Author: Diane Dewhurst Belcher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 156750115X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

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Exploring research and pedagogy on second language writing, this volume focuses on issues concerning policy decisions affecting foreign students.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

On Second Language Writing

On Second Language Writing

In D. Belcher 8: G. Braine (Eds), Academic writing in a second language: Esays on ... Non-native graduate students' thesis/dissertation writing in science: ...

Author: Tony J. Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780805835151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

View: 349

On Second Language Writing brings together internationally recognized scholars in a collection of original articles that, collectively, delineate and explore central issues with regard to theory, research, instruction, assessment, politics, articulation with other disciplines, and standards. In recent years, there has been a dramatic growth of interest in second-language writing and writing instruction in many parts of the world. Although an increasing number of researchers and teachers in both second-language studies and composition studies have come to identify themselves as specialists in second-language writing, research and teaching practices have been dispersed into several different disciplinary and institutional contexts because of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. This volume is the first to bring together prominent second-language writing specialists to systematically address basic issues in the field and to consider the state of the art at the end of the century (and the millennium).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding Evaluating and Conducting Second Language Writing Research

Understanding  Evaluating  and Conducting Second Language Writing Research

... students from four disciplines enrolled in an EAP writing course; ... are constructed in art— oriented, new humanities thesis/dissertation writing? (p.

Author: Charlene Polio

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317600909

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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Understanding, Evaluating, and Conducting Second Language Writing Research speaks to the rapidly growing area of second language writing by providing a uniquely balanced approach to L2 writing research. While other books favor either a qualitative or quantitative approach to second language acquisition (SLA) research, this text is comprehensive in scope and does not privilege one approach over the other, illuminating the strengths of each and the ways in which they might complement each other. It also provides equal weight to the cognitive and socio-cultural approaches to SLA. Containing an array of focal studies and suggestions for further reading, this text is the ideal resource for students beginning to conduct L2 writing research as well as for more experienced researchers who wish to expand their approach to conducting research.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

Second Language Needs Analysis. 19–76. ... Thesis and dissertation writing: An examination of published advice and actual practice.

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118941553

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 592

View: 969

Featuring a collection of newly commissioned essays, edited by two leading scholars, this Handbook surveys the key research findings in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). • Provides a state-of-the-art overview of the origins and evolution, current research, and future directions in ESP • Features newly-commissioned contributions from a global team of leading scholars • Explores the history of ESP and current areas of research, including speaking, reading, writing, technology, and business, legal, and medical English • Considers perspectives on ESP research such as genre, intercultural rhetoric, multimodality, English as a lingua franca and ethnography
Categories: Foreign Language Study

A Guide to Supervising Non native English Writers of Theses and Dissertations

A Guide to Supervising Non native English Writers of Theses and Dissertations

Second language research: Methodology and design. ... Writing an Applied Linguistics thesis or dissertation: A guide to Thesis and presenting.

Author: John Bitchener

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136218392

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Focused on the writing process, A Guide to Supervising Non-native English Writers of Theses and Dissertations presents approaches that can be employed by supervisors to help address the writing issues or difficulties that may emerge during the provisional and confirmation phases of the thesis/dissertation journey. Pre-writing advice and post-writing feedback that can be given to students are explained and illustrated. A growing number of students who are non-native speakers of English are enrolled in Masters and PhD programmes at universities across the world where English is the language of communication. These students often encounter difficulties when writing a thesis or dissertation in English – primarily, understanding the requirements and expectations of the new academic context and the conventions of academic writing. Designed for easy use by supervisors, this concise guide focuses specifically on the relationship between reading for and preparing to write the various part-genres or chapters; the creation of argument; making and evaluating claims, judgements and conclusions; writing coherent and cohesive text; meeting the generic and discipline-specific writing conventions; designing conference abstracts and PowerPoint presentations; and writing journal articles.
Categories: Education

WAC and Second Language Writers

WAC and Second Language Writers

Advanced Graduate Writing, and Thesis/Dissertation Writing. Although the courses were designed as a sequence, there were no prerequisites; therefore, ...

Author: Terry Myers Zawacki

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602355057

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 492

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Editors and contributors pursue the ambitious goal of including within WAC theory, research, and practice the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices of second-language writers. The chapters within this collection not only report new research but also share a wealth of pedagogical, curricular, and programmatic practices relevant to second-language writers. Representing a range of institutional perspectives—including those of students and faculty at public universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and English-language schools—and a diverse set of geographical and cultural contexts, the editors and contributors report on work taking place in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

89) It is important to remember, then, that in thesis and dissertation writing it's “not all about language” and that second language students are no less ...

Author: Carol A. Chapelle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119147374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1288

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Offers a wide-ranging overview of the issues and research approaches in the diverse field of applied linguistics Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field that identifies, examines, and seeks solutions to real-life language-related issues. Such issues often occur in situations of language contact and technological innovation, where language problems can range from explaining misunderstandings in face-to-face oral conversation to designing automated speech recognition systems for business. The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics includes entries on the fundamentals of the discipline, introducing readers to the concepts, research, and methods used by applied linguists working in the field. This succinct, reader-friendly volume offers a collection of entries on a range of language problems and the analytic approaches used to address them. This abridged reference work has been compiled from the most-accessed entries from The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (www.encyclopediaofappliedlinguistics.com), the more extensive volume which is available in print and digital format in 1000 libraries spanning 50 countries worldwide. Alphabetically-organized and updated entries help readers gain an understanding of the essentials of the field with entries on topics such as multilingualism, language policy and planning, language assessment and testing, translation and interpreting, and many others. Accessible for readers who are new to applied linguistics, The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics: Includes entries written by experts in a broad range of areas within applied linguistics Explains the theory and research approaches used in the field for analysis of language, language use, and contexts of language use Demonstrates the connections among theory, research, and practice in the study of language issues Provides a perfect starting point for pursuing essential topics in applied linguistics Designed to offer readers an introduction to the range of topics and approaches within the field, The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics is ideal for new students of applied linguistics and for researchers in the field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines