Abstract: linguistic features of english and indonesian essays made by efl ( english as foreign language) undergraduate students were ana- lyzed by using content analysis the objective was to identify the simi- larities and differences in sentence complexity, grammar, and mechanics of the essays errors in the forms of. There are ten main features of academic writing that are often discussed academic writing is to is relatively formal in general this means that in an essay you should avoid colloquial words and expressions linguistics distinguishes clearly between phonetics and phonemics general english does not accuracy. Language in a critical essay you should be able to write about key language features used in novels, short stories, plays and poems here's a reminder of what they are and how they work: alliteration the first letter of a word is repeated in words that follow the cold, crisp, crust of clean, clear ice assonance the same vowel. This study builds on the explanation inference of the interpretative argument ( chapelle et al, 2009) and on the work of cumming et al (2006) to address the question of whether and how the linguistic and discourse features of essays written in response to the reading-to-write tasks of the york english language test (yelt). Danielle zawodny wetzel carnegie mellon university pittsburgh y pennsylvania , united states doi : 101002/tesq91 □ this preliminary study investigates linguistic features that distinguis more proficient from less proficient essays written by nonnative speak ers of english previous studies have shown that certain. Student, argumentative essays the paragraphs selected were initial, middle, and final paragraphs and their positioning related to introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs the paragraphs were analyzed by the computational tool coh-metrix on a variety of linguistic features with correlates to textual cohesion and.
Based on this study, teaching materials for university-level second-language learners were created with the aim of raising learners' awareness of the rhetorical organisation and salient linguistic features of the essay the teaching method relied heavily on explicit instruction and essential metalanguage. Linguistic features of welsh english - christian ritter tamara schorn - term paper - english language and literature studies - linguistics - publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay. Instructors of which linguistic features to target so that their students produce writing that sounds appropriate for the academic written register two corpora of 30 research essays each were compiled, one of l1 student writing done in various departments at portland state university, and the other of ell.
4 stylistic features of language speech communication employs a host of expressive means ranging from linguistic to paralinguistic and extralinguistic features it is the natural language, however, whose systematic variation on all levels of its structure (phonology, morphology, lexicology and syntax) offers the widest. In this study, a corpus of expert-graded essays, based on a standardized scoring rubric, is computationally evaluated so as to distinguish the differences betwe. Grammatical habits in written english reveal linguistic features of non-native speakers' languages.
It also presents empirical results attesting to the reliability and validity of these programs, principally with regard to essays written in english the second part of the paper presents various linguistic features that may vary extensively across languages and examines the ramifications of these features on the complexity of the. In addition, the essays were also scored for overall writing quality by human raters, which correlated (r = 195) with the humor component score correlations between the humor component scores and linguistic features were examined to investigate the potential for linguistic features to predict the humor component scores. This study investigated the linguistic and discourse characteristics of essays written in english by 45 advanced tunisian efl learners and the effects of the writing task (argumentative vs expository.
Systemic functional linguistic discourse features in the personal essay a thesis submitted to the graduate college of marshall university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of arts in english by anna jones rollins approved by hyo-chang hong. Issn 0974-8741 distinguishing linguistic and discourse features in esl students' written performance by anthony becker overall, twe essays that received scores of 5 generally had higher means for most of the features than did essays that received scores of 4 or 3 in addition, twe essays that received.