The use of academic English vocabulary in the writing of Chinese students

Dodigovic, Marina and Li, Hui and Chen, Yixiao and Guo, Danni (2014) The use of academic English vocabulary in the writing of Chinese students. English Teaching in China, 5. pp. 13-20.

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    Abstract

    Academic Word List (AWL) comprises 570 words, which cover approximately 10% of most academic texts. The success of students of non - English speaking backgrounds in English medium education depends on the command of these words. This study investigated the level of command over AWL of Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University (XJTLU) final year students. Overall, the students’ writing was similar in profile to native speaker academic writing, with an approximately 12% AWL coverage. A total of 233 AWL - related errors found in the 453,801 - word electronic corpus were mostly related to word form, its part of speech and context, with analysis, focus and affect being the most difficult words.

    ORCID iDs

    Dodigovic, Marina, Li, Hui ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3245-5478, Chen, Yixiao and Guo, Danni;