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dc.contributor.authorHetet, John
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, which is part of a wider study on corpus nexus genre approach to teaching writing to advanced EAL learners, we aim to show how corpora can provide teachers and learners with information about dominant lexical and grammatical characteristics of civic genres. We report on findings from one part of the project, a corpus of 50 letters to the editor of the New Zealand Listener gathered over a six month period. The application of two corpus software programmes, WordSmith Tools-5 and ConcGram, allows us to offer some fresh insights into familiar language features. Creating a corpus of L2 tertiary students’ civic texts at the next stage in the project and identifying gaps between learner civic writing language and the findings on the native corpus characteristics will prompt the types of interventions to recommend in the teaching of civic writingen_NZ
dc.publisherApplied Linguistics Association of New Zealanden_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectcivic writingen_NZ
dc.subjectletters to the editoren_NZ
dc.subjectcorpus analysisen_NZ
dc.subjectlanguage featuresen_NZ
dc.titleLetters to the editor: Results of corpus analysisen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderApplied Linguistics Association of New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguisticsen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRomova, Z., and Hetet, J. (2013). Letters to the editor: Results of corpus analysis. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics. 18(2) : 45-63.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleNew Zealand Studies in Applied Linguisticsen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaLanguage Studies

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