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Academic Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.655, CiteScore: 2)
Academic Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.015, CiteScore: 2)
Accident Analysis & Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 108, SJR: 1.462, CiteScore: 3)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 2)
Accounting, Organizations and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 1.771, CiteScore: 3)
Achievements in the Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 459, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Automatica Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 7)
Acta Colombiana de Cuidado Intensivo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Ecologica Sinica     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Histochemica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Materialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 348, SJR: 3.263, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Mathematica Scientia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Oecologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Otorrinolaringologica (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.307, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.793, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.331, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Sociológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Tropica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Urológica Portuguesa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.374, CiteScore: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.344, CiteScore: 1)
Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Actualites Pharmaceutiques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Actualites Pharmaceutiques Hospitalieres     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acupuncture and Related Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Acute Pain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.671, CiteScore: 5)
Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 4)
Addictive Behaviors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.29, CiteScore: 3)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.755, CiteScore: 2)
Additive Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.611, CiteScore: 8)
Additives for Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 206, SJR: 4.09, CiteScore: 13)
Advanced Engineering Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.167, CiteScore: 4)
Advanced Powder Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Agronomy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 2.384, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Anesthesia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Antiviral Drug Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Applied Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.992, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Applied Mechanics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Applied Microbiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 2.089, CiteScore: 5)
Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.572, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.61, CiteScore: 7)
Advances in Botanical Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.686, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Cancer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 3.043, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.453, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.992, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Membranes and Organelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Chemical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.713, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.316, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Clinical Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.562, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Clinical Radiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.977, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Computers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Cosmetic Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Advances in DNA Sequence-Specific Agents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Drug Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.524, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Engineering Software     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.159, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Experimental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53, SJR: 5.39, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Exploration Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Family Practice Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Fluorine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Fuel Cells     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.354, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Genome Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 12.74, CiteScore: 13)
Advances in Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.193, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Heat Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.749, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Immunology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 4.433, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Inorganic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.163, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Insect Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.938, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Integrative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.176, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Intl. Accounting     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Life Course Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.682, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Lipobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.88, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 3.027, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Microbial Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.158, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Molecular Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Molecular Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nanoporous Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Oncobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Organ Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Organometallic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.875, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Parallel Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.174, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Parasitology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Pediatrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Pharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.536, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Phytomedicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Plant Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Porous Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Protein Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.791, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Advances in Quantum Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.371, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Radiation Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Space Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Space Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 443, SJR: 0.569, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.555, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.208, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Veterinary Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.262, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Water Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 3)
Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.117, CiteScore: 3)
Aerospace Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 409, SJR: 0.796, CiteScore: 3)
AEU - Intl. J. of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.42, CiteScore: 2)
African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 0)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 3.671, CiteScore: 9)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 488, SJR: 1.238, CiteScore: 3)
Agri Gene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 5)
Agricultural Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.156, CiteScore: 4)
Agricultural Water Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 1.272, CiteScore: 3)
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Natural Resources     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 1.747, CiteScore: 4)
Ain Shams Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.589, CiteScore: 3)
Air Medical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 0)
AKCE Intl. J. of Graphs and Combinatorics     Open Access   (SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Alcohol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.153, CiteScore: 3)
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Alergologia Polska : Polish J. of Allergology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Alexandria Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 3)
Alexandria J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 1)
Algal Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.142, CiteScore: 4)
Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Allergologia et Immunopathologia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Allergology Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.148, CiteScore: 2)
Alpha Omegan     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 3.521, CiteScore: 6)
ALTER - European J. of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Alzheimer's & Dementia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 4.66, CiteScore: 10)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.796, CiteScore: 4)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.108, CiteScore: 3)
Ambulatory Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 3.267, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 1.93, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American J. of Geriatric Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.524, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Human Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 7.45, CiteScore: 8)
American J. of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.062, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.973, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
American J. of Medicine Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
American J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 282, SJR: 2.7, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69, SJR: 3.184, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.289, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Otolaryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.59, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 2.139, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.164, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.141, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of the Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.767, CiteScore: 1)
Ampersand : An Intl. J. of General and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.144, CiteScore: 3)
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 70, SJR: 0.138, CiteScore: 0)
Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 1)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Pediatría     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 0)
Anales de Pediatría (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Anales de Pediatría Continuada     Full-text available via subscription  
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 4.849, CiteScore: 10)
Analytica Chimica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 5)
Analytica Chimica Acta : X     Open Access  
Analytical Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 230, SJR: 0.633, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Chemistry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Spectroscopy Library     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Anesthésie & Réanimation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anesthesiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.683, CiteScore: 2)

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English for Specific Purposes
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.165
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 10  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0889-4906 - ISSN (Online) 0889-4906
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  • Doctoral candidates' dual role as student and expert scholarly writer: An
           activity theory perspective
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Jun Lei, Guangwei Hu The ever-intensifying globalization and marketization of higher education are placing increased pressure on doctoral students to publish during candidature. This paper reports a study of Chinese nursing doctoral students' endeavors to publish in English. Drawing on Activity Theory, the study employed a multiple-case study design and collected multiple types of data from six doctoral students and one supervisor from a major research-intensive university in mainland China. Thematic and activity systems analyses of the data revealed a tension concerning the students' dual role as student and expert scholarly writer. The tension was manifested in the students' developing, but still limited grasp and use of some conceptual tools needed to publish their work. The analyses also showed that the students dealt with this tension by relying on mediating resources, such as cultural artifacts and social others that facilitated not only their publishing efforts, but also their socialization into the academic culture and community. These findings point to a deep-seated structural tension in doctoral education that, while constraining doctoral students' scholarly publishing endeavors, could also enable them to acquire the skills of the trade to publish and to be socialized into their disciplinary communities.
       
  • Exploring research-informed practice in English for academic purposes: A
           narrative study
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Vahid Bahrami, Mehrdad Hosseini, Mahmood Reza Atai Despite recent discussions about the involvement of English for academic purposes (EAP) teachers in research practices, very little is known about how they themselves view and experience this matter. Thus, the present study was designed to explore the current state of Iranian EAP teachers' research reading and doing practices as well as the research trajectories they have followed during their EAP teaching careers. Data were gathered through narrative frames given to 97 teachers and in-depth narrative interviews with 6 teachers. Findings indicated different profiles of research engagement and also pointed to several personal and institutional barriers that limit this activity. Among the salient personal obstacles was teachers' conviction that EAP is not a priority research area. Apart from this, little available time to read and/or conduct EAP research as well as issues of access to EAP research were among the institutional barriers. Also revealed in the interviews were the micro-politics of the institutions with regard to EAP research and practice whose interplay with EAP teachers' different disciplinary backgrounds gave rise to distinctive research trajectories in terms of ‘commitment’, ‘compliance’, and ‘disengagement’ responses. Implications for institutional policy making and teacher education programs are presented.
       
  • If you can defend your own point of view, you're good: Norms of voice
           construction in student writing on an international Master's programme
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Laura McCambridge This ethnographically oriented study followed the writing experiences of four students on an international masters programme in Finland. Gathering a range of data, the study set out to examine what counts as good writing on a programme with a very diverse student body in which English is used as a lingua franca. Both teachers and students emphasised the importance of arguing one's ‘own point of view’ in academic writing, and teachers often formed impressions of students on the basis of their texts, drawing attention particularly to their use of metadiscourse markers (e.g., self-mentions, attitude markers and hedges). The present article therefore combines a quantitative analysis of students' use of metadiscourse in their papers with qualitative analysis of the voice types they construed in their texts and the ways in which their practices were perceived. The analysis found that students' use of metadiscourse varied from text to text, and they construed strikingly different voice types in their writing. Based on interview and journal data, their practices seemed to be influenced by their experiences of the classroom and teacher, as well as their disciplinary backgrounds. Teachers seemed to prefer the voice of a detached cultural analyst, with fewer explicit expressions of the writer's stance. However, they also drew on their impressions of the individual student's learning and on images of cultural norms in interpreting their practices.
       
  • The benefits of explicit teaching of language for curriculum learning in
           the physical education classroom
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Gail Forey, Lok Ming Eric Cheung Among the many subjects taught at primary, secondary and tertiary institutions physical education (PE) has had limited discussion with respect to the language of PE. As an examination subject in secondary school, physical performance is one key factor leading to success in PE; however, PE disciplinary knowledge is often assessed through written or spoken texts, resulting in students needing to have both the ability to physically perform and the disciplinary literacy required to demonstrate knowledge of the subject. The present paper extends the discussion of content and language integrated learning (CLIL), by providing a theory of language and a pedagogy informed by systemic functional linguistics; and investigating the benefits of the explicit teaching of curriculum language related to PE in order to prepare students to succeed in PE exams. Data including observations and videos of classroom interaction, texts written by students and interviews with teachers and students were collected at Hamstead Hall Academy, Birmingham, UK, where over 50% of students have English as an additional language. The data were analysed to investigate if the explicit teaching of the language of PE had a positive impact on both teachers and students. In focussing specifically on the language of PE, the teachers became more aware of the role of language as meaning making resource, students' written assignments improved and overall the PE exam results increased dramatically. These findings illustrate the benefit of explicitly teaching discipline specific language for curriculum learning, and highlight the language of PE, which tends to be a marginalised subject in the discussion of ESP.
       
  • Exploring textual and interpersonal Themes in the expository essays of
           college students of different linguistic backgrounds
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Peichin Chang, Mengyin Lee This study investigates how college students of different linguistic backgrounds organize information and encode stance in expository essays, which are contrasted to the texts of professional writers to understand how linguistic difference and experience in writing play out in rhetorically effective essays. The study compares the textual and interpersonal Themes of 180 essays by English as Foreign Language (EFL), English as Second Language (ESL), and English as First language (L1) professional writers drawn from the International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English (ICNALE), in which L1 English teachers' essays were collected as reference data. The raw frequencies of both types of Theme were calculated and normalized. A 4X2 two-way mixed design ANOVA was conducted. The results reveal that both student groups used significantly more textual Themes than the professionals. Specifically, each of the groups applied a distinct set of textual Theme types. The EFL group most frequently used devices associated with listing and adding reasons to support their thesis. By contrast, the ESL group sounded more argumentative due to their frequent use of adversative devices. Although the professional essays used significantly fewer explicit textual Themes, they attained cohesion and coherence in developing and binding their arguments by both effective internal flow and lexical chains. Regarding interpersonal Themes, no significant difference was found and all three groups applied much more explicit subjective expressions to make visible their rhetorical role as writers. The relative maturity of interpersonal Theme use may be attributed to the students' affiliation with the soft disciplines.
       
  • Understanding students’ mimicry, emulation and imitation of genre
           exemplars: An exploratory study
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Zhiwei Wu Guided by the Vygotskian concepts of mimicry, emulation, and imitation, this study examines how eight Chinese EFL students modeled from genre exemplars when composing their first academic papers in university. The students were enrolled in a “Cultural Tourism Studies” course at a university in south China. The course was delivered in a co-teaching approach with an embedded six-week EAP workshop. Given the short time frame of the workshop, an ESP genre-based approach was adopted, and genre exemplars were used to scaffold the students' understanding of two focal genre features (i.e., citation and organization). At the end of the course, text-based interviews were conducted to understand how the students made sense of and used the genre exemplars in the composing process. The analysis of students' term papers revealed a varying amount of mimicry, emulation, and imitation of the target genre features. The introspective and retrospective accounts of students' engagement with the exemplars suggested that imitative learning was multifaceted, dynamic, and varied within and between individuals. These findings challenge the dichotomous characterization of exemplars as either an enabling scaffold or a constraining shackle. The paper also discusses how the tripartite Vygotskian framework is a useful heuristic for EAP instructors to assess the extent to which genre exemplars are attuned to students’ zone of proximal development, and how genre exemplars offer fluid affordances in the process of object-, other-, and self-regulation.
       
  • A functional analysis of text-oriented formulaic expressions in written
           academic discourse: Multiword sequences vs. single words
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Ying Wang Text-oriented formulaic expressions (e.g., in addition to, on the other hand, nevertheless) are important in crafting reader-friendly prose and particularly frequent in academic discourse. By accommodating both multi-word expressions (MWEs) and single-word expressions (SWEs), the present study is among the first attempts to explore how the two types of expressions relate and contribute to the level of formulaicity in academic discourse. Through a manual examination of formulaic expressions in context, the present study provides important insights into the nature of formulaicity in the organisation of written academic discourse produced by mature and developing writers, with pedagogical implications for the training of novice writers in scientific fields.
       
  • VST as a reliable academic placement tool despite cognate inflation
           effects
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Breno B. Silva, Agnieszka Otwinowska Knowing academic words is essential to achieving success at university, so reliable tests are needed to estimate students' academic vocabulary. Recently, attention has been drawn to how cognates may overestimate vocabulary test results, making such tests unsuitable for placement. Here, we investigated whether a combination of results from two tests could be used for academic placement purposes despite cognate inflation effects. We assessed the receptive vocabulary knowledge of 106 Polish English majors (B2 level or higher) via the Vocabulary Size Test (VST; Nation & Beglar, 2007) and a tailor-made checklist Academic Vocabulary Test (AVT). The comparison of cognates and non-cognates in both tests evinced a clear cognate inflation, which distorted the scores. However, a regression analysis indicated that scores in the VST significantly predicted students' scores in the AVT. Furthermore, cluster analyses combining both tests’ scores identified the VST threshold at or above which successful performance in the AVT was highly likely. Thanks to the identification of this threshold, we argue that the VST can be reliably used for placement purposes with English majors in Poland. We also explain why some low-frequency VST bands become disproportionally easy due to the existence of cognates typically present across languages.
       
  • Articulating societal benefits in grant proposals: Move analysis of
           Broader Impacts
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Elena Cotos Being ‘scholarly’ includes the pursuit of grants, which requires understanding and satisfying the review criteria of specific funding organizations. An important merit review criterion against which the National Science Foundation (NSF) evaluates grant proposals is Broader Impacts (BI). The two-fold purpose of this study was to 1) identify the rhetorical conventions of stand-alone BI sections, which are expected to demonstrate the potential of a proposed project to benefit society, and 2) compare the use of rhetorical conventions in the BI sections of funded and non-funded proposals. In the tradition of genre theory, the study employed a top-down move analysis of a corpus of 91 BI texts from proposals in different disciplines submitted to the NSF. The analysis yielded a descriptive model of 3 moves and 9 steps, named Contextualize-Demonstrate-Predict, which was applied to the annotation of the entire corpus. Descriptive and statistical analyses of the annotated data provided a rich description of the composition of BI discourse in terms of primary and secondary rhetorical functions, also revealing similarities and differences in move and step distribution, functional prominence, and language use in the BIs of funded and non-funded proposals. The results of this study lend themselves to practical implications for grant writer education in rhetorical competence.
       
  • Lexical bundles in stand-alone literature reviews: Sections, frequencies,
           and functions
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Heidi R. Wright Stand-alone literature reviews exist to synthesize the vast amount of data produced by modern academia, but to date, little research exists on this genre of written academic prose. The present study, therefore, investigates the frequency, dispersion, and discourse functions of lexical bundles in stand-alone literature reviews. A 3.4 million word corpus of 417 stand-alone literature reviews in psychology, education, and medicine was compiled, and four-word bundles occurring more than 40 times per million words were extracted. Part of the corpus was then divided into IMRD sections, (i.e., introduction, methods, results, and discussion), and the frequency, dispersion, and function of these lexical bundles were examined within each section. Results revealed that lexical bundles in stand-alone literature reviews were identical to those found in other studies of academic writing, which suggests that a core set of bundles for written academic prose may exist. However, the frequency of each bundle differed by section, and concordance lines presented a range of discourse functions. Bundles established research gaps, clarified results and methods, reported data, undergirded interpretations, and contextualized findings. Further research into lexical bundle frequency and use patterns within sections of stand-alone literature reviews is needed to establish pedagogical guidelines for lexical bundle use.
       
  • “It is important to reinforce the importance of …”: ‘Hype’ in
           reports of randomized controlled trials
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 54Author(s): Neil Millar, Françoise Salager-Meyer, Brian Budgell Research articles serve not just to inform but also to convince. Consequently, authors may be inclined to employ language to ‘sell’ aspects of their study. Such language may undermine objective and disinterested interpretation and bias readers’ evaluation of new knowledge. Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) are a type of study that aims to minimise bias when testing treatments and, in medicine, RCTs are generally regarded as the ‘gold standard’. This study provides quantitative and qualitative descriptions of how authors of RCTs use hyperbolic and/or subjective language to glamorise, promote and/or exaggerate aspects of their research – a phenomenon we refer to as ‘hype’. From a corpus of twenty-four RCTs in orthopaedic medicine we identified 161 hypes which we categorised for functional target and linguistic realization. Hypes in RCTs are most prevalent in Discussion sections and most frequently serve to aggrandize the methodology and sell the paper. Findings are discussed in relation to competition, pressure to publish, and the influence of standardised guidelines. Implications for the producers and consumers of the medical literature are considered.
       
  • Genre and Graduate-Level Research Writing, An Cheng. University of
           Michigan Press, Ann Arbor MI (2018), 7, .00, Paperback, ISBN:
           9780472037063
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 February 2019Source: English for Specific PurposesAuthor(s): Zak Lancaster
       
  • A three-dimensional model of personal self-mention in research papers
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Milada Walková Self-mention in academic writing has been studied extensively, especially from the point of view of rhetorical functions. In this paper I argue that rhetorical functions represent only one dimension of self-mention. Adding the dimensions of grammatical forms and of hedging and boosting, I propose a three-dimensional model of self-mention. I then employ the model in the analysis of three types of writing in the field of linguistics – L1 English, L1 Slovak (a typologically different language), and L2 English writing by Slovak authors. The study shows that authors employ various degrees of the three dimensions of self-mention to meet expectations of their readers while maintaining a balanced power of self-mention. The results suggest that some, but not all, discourse practices related to self-mention might be transferred to L2 English from one's L1.
       
  • Understanding the Paragraph and Paragraphing, Iain McGee. Equinox
           Publishing, Bristol CT (2018), x + 427 pp., US $ 75.00, Hardback, ISBN:
           9781781792872
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Kristopher Geda
       
  • Register analysis and ESP pedagogy: Noun-phrase modification in a corpus
           of English for military navy submariners
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Yolanda Noguera-Díaz, Pascual Pérez-Paredes Research in Maritime English (ME) has paid no attention to the range of texts and language to which Navy submariners are exposed during their training and professional careers. This research looked at Noun Phrase (NP)modification patterns in a longitudinal corpus of Submarine English (SE) professional texts in the Cartagena Military Submarine Corpus (CMSC). Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative analyses, we found that SE is characterised by heavy nominal premodification, low adjective premodification, low prepositional phrase postmodification and by the predominant use of appositive nouns in postmodifying slots. These distinctive features of SE call for a register-sensitive pedagogy that unpack these characteristics and present them in context. We argue that the contribution of corpus linguistics is essential to explore registers which, for different reasons, have not been addressed or described linguistically in the past. Similarly, we maintain that the examination and teaching of NPs is essential to understand current trends in professional writing and communication.
       
  • Communicative significance of vague language: A diachronic corpus-based
           study of legislative texts
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Shuangling Li This article investigates the role of vague language in legislative texts from a diachronic perspective. It analyses the English part of the JRC-Acquis, a 56 million word corpus of legislative documents from the year 1958–2006. The results demonstrate that there is a highly frequent usage of vague language in such texts, but different types of vague language reflect different diachronic usages. The vague use associated with the semantic group ‘degree’ experiences a significant increase over the years, whilst the vague use in relation to ‘category’ has dramatically fallen. Factors such as the linguistic features of those vague items and the communicative purposes of legislative texts may account for such developments. The results also reveal that legislative texts over time tend to involve the use of more ‘informal’ and conceptually ‘simple’ lexical features so that such texts may become more accessible to their audiences. These findings may provide useful insights for the future drafting of legislative documents, especially concerning how a strategic use of vague language could contribute to the discourse functions of such texts.
       
  • Source-use expectations in assignments: The perceptions and practices of
           Vietnamese Master's students
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Quynh Nguyen, Louisa Buckingham This is a qualitative investigation into international Master's students' approach to using sources in read-to-write assignments. It investigates three stages of students' engagement with sources: understanding source-use expectations, identifying appropriate sources, and incorporating content from source texts into assignment writing. Data were compiled from text-based interviews with seven Vietnamese students, an assignment, and course-related documentation. The results provide insight into how students' perceive and respond to source-use expectations. We report on the type of information students attend to, the meanings they attach to this information, and manner in which they use source texts to support their academic literacy skills and develop their authorial voice. We further describe how electronic tools are used to identify, evaluate and interact with sources at the source-searching, reading and source integration stages, and note that students' perception of the use of text-matching software at this institution impacts the manner of their engagement with source content in their writing. We acknowledge that these students' successful performance in text-based writing assignments, despite marginal prior experience with this genre at undergraduate level, may have been facilitated by their overall above-average academic ability, their mature-student status, and prior disciplinary-relevant writing experience in the workplace.
       
  • A corpus-based analysis of grammatical complexity as a measure of
           international teaching assistants’ oral English proficiency
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Suthathip Thirakunkovit, Rodrigo A. Rodríguez-Fuentes, Kyongson Park, Shelley Staples Oral English proficiency is one among several crucial factors to help determine the eligibility of international teaching assistants (ITAs) for various tasks associated with teaching undergraduate students at U.S. universities. The oral English proficiency test (OEPT) is a test used to screen prospective ITAs whose TOEFL speaking scores were below the cutoff required for admission and to determine whether they need additional support courses. Drawing on previous studies conducted in the context of oral assessment and university settings, ten grammatical features were selected to investigate grammatical complexity in the responses of the OEPT test takers. Our study explores which grammatical features are more frequently used by the test takers who passed and failed the test. The results show that the OEPT tasks elicited grammatical features commonly found in academic university registers (e.g., classroom teaching). Highly proficient test takers also used grammatical features commonly found in written texts and more extended spoken discourse (e.g., relative clauses) more frequently than lower proficiency ones. We hope that the findings of this study will inform the ongoing rating scale validation for ITA contexts by providing test developers and raters with specific evidence of grammatical features used by test takers at particular scores.
       
  • The Essential Hyland: Studies in Applied Linguistics, Ken Hyland.
           Bloomsbury Publishing, London UK (2018), Xi + 520 pp., USD 30.56,
           Paperback, ISBN: 9781350037892
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Yanli Zou
       
  • Sources of college EFL learners' self-efficacy in the English public
           speaking domain
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Xue Zhang, Yuliya Ardasheva The English language is playing an ever-increasing role in global cultural, political, and economic domains. This underscores a rapidly growing need for good English public speaking (EPS) skills among college students and a need to better understand instructionally manipulable factors, such as self-efficacy, that may contribute to EPS skills development. Grounded in Bandura's self-efficacy theory, this study investigated the degree to which four sources of self-efficacy— enactive mastery experience (EME), vicarious experience (VE), verbal persuasion (VP), and physiological and affective states (PAS)—predicted EPS self-efficacy among 263 adult Chinese English as a foreign language learners. The overall results in the combined sample largely support Bandura's hypothesized sources of self-efficacy, with EME, VE, and VP—but not PAS—significantly making unique contributions to predicting EPS self-efficacy. The results by subsample highlight prior EPS course experience, gender, and academic major as factors that may impact the existence and the magnitude of the relationship between self-efficacy and its theoretical sources. This is particularly important for educators who wish to foster their students' EPS self-efficacy beliefs as the findings suggest that different groups of students may respond differently to their instructors' efforts. Pedagogical recommendations for EPS self-efficacy building are discussed.
       
  • A prosodic profile of American Aviation English
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Julia Trippe, Melissa Baese-Berk Aviation English is a codified register of English used by international pilots and controllers, derived from postwar American radiotelephony. Although regulations require proficiency in Aviation English, little has been done to describe it. The current study seeks to add to the literature by describing the prosodic profile, or rhythm and intonation, of American Aviation English as compared to Standard American English. Specifically, we examine corpora of air traffic controller speech and professional radio broadcasters’ speech: two corpora of naturally produced speech. This study demonstrates that Aviation English has a more restricted pitch range, is faster, and exhibits less variable vowel durations and more variable consonant durations than Standard English. These prosodic differences from Standard English may create difficulties for Aviation English users, and indicate inaccuracy in the assumption that attaining proficiency in conversational English is sufficient for proficiency in Aviation English.
       
  • Using corpus-based discourse analysis for curriculum development: Creating
           
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Shelley Staples This paper discusses the development of corpus-based curriculum for ESP, with a focus on two underresearched areas: health care communication and the use of corpus materials for pronunciation. Three aspects of corpus-based curriculum development are explored: corpus-based needs analysis; corpus-based materials development; and corpus-based assessment and evaluation (Flowerdew, 2012; Tono, 2011). First, this paper briefly reports on a quantitative corpus-based analysis of 104 nurse-patient interactions that was conducted to identify needs of nurses in clinical interactions, with a focus on the findings related to pronunciation (pitch range, tone choice, and prominence/sentence stress). Key differences were found between international and U.S. nurse discourse in the use of these features. Next, the paper describes the curriculum for a Pronunciation for Nurses course, with an emphasis on corpus-based materials development from the corpus described above. Finally, the paper discusses the corpus-based assessment of participants' progress and an evaluation of the Pronunciation for Nurses curriculum, including pre and post-tests, interviews with nurse participants, interviews with ESL teachers, and course evaluations. The methods discussed in the paper have implications for other ESP contexts and other aspects of language use.
       
  • Position vectors, homologous chromosomes and gamma rays: Promoting
           disciplinary literacy through Secondary Phrase Lists
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Clarence Green, James Lambert The pedagogical approach of Disciplinary Literacy has been gaining recognition in secondary schools internationally. It shares much with English for Specific Purposes, though as yet there have been few interdisciplinary connections. This paper draws on ESP corpus research to produce innovative resources for developing disciplinary literacy, i.e. the Secondary Phrase Lists, a set of discipline-specific lists containing content word phraseology across multiple subjects. The current study builds on two recent trends in wordlist research. Firstly, there has been a debate over the extent of a general academic vocabulary, which has led to a focus on discipline-specific pedagogical wordlists. Secondly, there has been a movement toward capturing phraseology. The SPL combines these two trends. Furthermore, the paper contributes to theory as well as practice. The extent of a general academic vocabulary has been questioned by previous research that has found vocabulary and lexical bundles vary so much by discipline that a discipline-specific approach to vocabulary instruction should be adopted. The current study explores content word phraseology (e.g. gamma rays) and reports disciplinary variation greater than previous phraseological research into lexical bundles, suggesting limited general academic vocabulary for phrases of this kind, thereby supporting the need for discipline-specific resources that capture them.
       
  • Applications of Pattern-driven Methods in Corpus Linguistics, Joanna
           Kopaczyk, Jukka Tyrkkö (Eds.). John Benjamins, Amsterdam (2018), vii +
           313 pp., US $ 149.00. e-Book, ISBN: 9789027264565
    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2019Source: English for Specific Purposes, Volume 53Author(s): Haeyun Jin
       
 
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