Campus Units

English

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of English Linguistics

Volume

6

Issue

1

First Page

65

DOI

10.5539/ijel.v6n1p65

Abstract

Framed in language socialization theory, this study examines the longitudinal cohesive device development of an ESL Chinese graduate student over time during his discourse socialization by focusing on his oral presentations through a systemic functional linguistics approach. The study found that the participant improved in his use of textual resources as he continued his discourse socialization in the academic community that he had joined. Yet the problems and challenges the participant faced during his development of cohesive devices also illustrated the complexity and non-linear characteristics of academic discourse socialization. The study contributes to language socialization research by employing a systemic functional linguistics approach as an analysis tool for longitudinal linguistic discourse development. The findings inform second language curriculum and instruction, particularly oral language instruction.

Comments

This article is published as Wang, Sue, and Tammy Slater. "Oral Academic Discourse Socialization of an ESL Chinese Student: Cohesive Device Use." International Journal of English Linguistics 6, no. 1 (2016): 65. 10.5539/ijel.v6n1p65 Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Canadian Center of Science and Education

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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