Complex, but in what way? A step towards greater understanding of academic writing proficiency

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Abstract

This short chapter shows how discipline and genre affect the use of phrasal and clausal features in university student writing. Recognition of the different phrasal and clausal complexity requirements of different types of student assignment could make a big difference to the way writing at this level is taught.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics:Taking Risks in Applied Linguistics, York St John University 6-8 September, 2018.
EditorsChisato Danjo, Indu Meddegama, Dai O'Brien, John Prudhoe, Linda Walz, Rachel Wicaksono
Place of PublicationYork St John University , York
PublisherBritish Association for Applied Linguistics
Pages83-85
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2019

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  • Activities

    • 1 Participation in conference
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    Metadiscourse across Languages and Contexts

    Hilary Nesi (Keynote Speaker)
    18 Oct 201920 Oct 2019

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    Why academic writing isn't all the same

    Hilary Nesi (Speaker)
    22 Oct 2019

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    Cite this

    Nesi, H., & Gardner, S. (2019). Complex, but in what way? A step towards greater understanding of academic writing proficiency. In C. Danjo, I. Meddegama, D. O'Brien, J. Prudhoe, L. Walz, & R. Wicaksono (Eds.), Online Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics:Taking Risks in Applied Linguistics, York St John University 6-8 September, 2018. (pp. 83-85). York St John University , York: British Association for Applied Linguistics.