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The Resource Theme and Thematic Progression in Chinese College Studentsĺl English Essays, by Jing Wei, (electronic book)

Theme and Thematic Progression in Chinese College Studentsĺl English Essays, by Jing Wei, (electronic book)

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Theme and Thematic Progression in Chinese College Studentsĺl English Essays
Title
Theme and Thematic Progression in Chinese College Studentsĺl English Essays
Statement of responsibility
by Jing Wei
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book focuses on how instruction affects English learnersĺl use of Theme and thematic progression (thematic organization). While thematic organization in learner English has been extensively studied, little research has been done to investigate the effects of instruction on the use of Theme and thematic progression. Adopting a Systemic Functional Grammar approach, this study explores how a ten-week instruction on thematic organization affects Chinese college studentsĺl use of Theme and thematic progression by comparing their English essays before and after the instruction, with native-speaker essays as the research baseline. Second-language acquisition researchers, curriculum developers and foreign language teachers will find this book useful as it not only presents a clear and detailed report of how Chinese college students learn to make better thematic choices, but also provides a well-developed instructional package on Theme and thematic progression
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SNK
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Wei, Jing
Dewey number
410
Illustrations
illustrations
Image bit depth
0
Index
no index present
LC call number
P129-138.7222
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Linguistics
  • Applied linguistics
  • Philology
  • Language and education
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Language Education
  • Language and Literature
Label
Theme and Thematic Progression in Chinese College Studentsĺl English Essays, by Jing Wei, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Purpose of the Study and Research Questions; 1.2 Significance of the Study; 1.3 Organization of the Study; 1.4 A Note on Terminology; References; 2 Literature Review; 2.1 T/TP and Coherence in English Writing; 2.1.1 Defining Coherence; 2.1.2 T/TP as Means to Achieve Coherence; 2.2 T/TP in EFL/ESL Writing; 2.2.1 T/TP and Coherence in EFL/ESL Writing; 2.2.2 T/TP in EFL/ESL Writing as Compared to NS Writing; 2.3 T/TP in English Research Articles by NNES Scholars; 2.4 The Factors that Influence T/TP in EFL/ESL Writing
  • 2.5 Instruction in T/TP2.6 Summary; References; 3 Theoretical Background; 3.1 Systemic Functional Grammar; 3.1.1 Five Dimensions of Language as a Semiotic System; 3.1.2 Three Metafunctions of Language as a Functional System; 3.1.3 Three Lines of Meaning from Metafunctions; 3.2 Theme and Thematic Progression; 3.2.1 Theme; 3.2.1.1 Theme and Rheme; 3.2.1.2 Topical, Textual, and Interpersonal Themes; 3.2.1.3 Marked Themes; 3.2.2 Thematic Progression; 3.2.2.1 Thematic Progression Patterns; 3.2.2.2 Determining Thematic Progression; 3.2.2.3 Themes that do not Form Progression; References
  • 4 Research Design4.1 The Participants and the Educational Context; 4.1.1 Background of the Participants and the Participating School; 4.1.2 The Allocation of Participants to the Instruction; 4.1.3 The Sample Size; 4.1.4 The Pilot Study; 4.2 The Interventional Procedures; 4.3 The Questionnaire; 4.4 The Instruction; 4.4.1 Considerations Behind the Instruction; 4.4.2 The Instructional Materials; 4.4.3 The Role of the Researcher as the Trainer; 4.5 Data Analysis; 4.5.1 Analysis of the Essays; 4.5.1.1 Unit of Analysis: T-Unit; 4.5.1.2 Division of Theme and Rheme
  • 4.5.1.3 Identification of Theme and Thematic Progression4.5.1.4 Qualitative Analysis; 4.5.1.5 Procedures; 4.5.2 Analysis of the Questionnaire; 4.6 Ethical Considerations; 4.6.1 Informed Consent; 4.6.2 Anonymity; 4.6.3 Harm; References; 5 Results and Analysis of Pre-essays; 5.1 Themes; 5.1.1 Topical, Textual, and Interpersonal Themes; 5.1.2 Topical Themes: Marked and Unmarked Themes; 5.1.3 Textual Themes: Continuatives, Conjunctions, and Conjunctive Adjuncts; 5.1.4 Interpersonal Themes; 5.2 Thematic Progression; 5.2.1 Linear, Constant, Summative, and Split Progressions
  • 5.2.2 Back, Contextual, and New Themes5.3 Summary; References; 6 Results and Analysis of Post-essays; 6.1 Themes; 6.1.1 Topical, Textual, and Interpersonal Themes; 6.1.2 Topical Themes: Marked and Unmarked Themes; 6.1.3 Textual Themes: Continuatives, Conjunctions, and Conjunctive Adjuncts; 6.1.4 Interpersonal Themes; 6.2 Thematic Progression; 6.2.1 Linear, Constant, Summative, and Split Progressions; 6.2.2 Back, Contextual, and New Themes; 6.3 Summary; 7 Results and Analysis of Pre- and Post-essays; 7.1 Themes; 7.1.1 Topical, Textual, and Interpersonal Themes
Control code
SPR945117039
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 191 pages 26 illustrations, 16 illustrations in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811002540
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-10-0254-0
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Theme and Thematic Progression in Chinese College Studentsĺl English Essays, by Jing Wei, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Purpose of the Study and Research Questions; 1.2 Significance of the Study; 1.3 Organization of the Study; 1.4 A Note on Terminology; References; 2 Literature Review; 2.1 T/TP and Coherence in English Writing; 2.1.1 Defining Coherence; 2.1.2 T/TP as Means to Achieve Coherence; 2.2 T/TP in EFL/ESL Writing; 2.2.1 T/TP and Coherence in EFL/ESL Writing; 2.2.2 T/TP in EFL/ESL Writing as Compared to NS Writing; 2.3 T/TP in English Research Articles by NNES Scholars; 2.4 The Factors that Influence T/TP in EFL/ESL Writing
  • 2.5 Instruction in T/TP2.6 Summary; References; 3 Theoretical Background; 3.1 Systemic Functional Grammar; 3.1.1 Five Dimensions of Language as a Semiotic System; 3.1.2 Three Metafunctions of Language as a Functional System; 3.1.3 Three Lines of Meaning from Metafunctions; 3.2 Theme and Thematic Progression; 3.2.1 Theme; 3.2.1.1 Theme and Rheme; 3.2.1.2 Topical, Textual, and Interpersonal Themes; 3.2.1.3 Marked Themes; 3.2.2 Thematic Progression; 3.2.2.1 Thematic Progression Patterns; 3.2.2.2 Determining Thematic Progression; 3.2.2.3 Themes that do not Form Progression; References
  • 4 Research Design4.1 The Participants and the Educational Context; 4.1.1 Background of the Participants and the Participating School; 4.1.2 The Allocation of Participants to the Instruction; 4.1.3 The Sample Size; 4.1.4 The Pilot Study; 4.2 The Interventional Procedures; 4.3 The Questionnaire; 4.4 The Instruction; 4.4.1 Considerations Behind the Instruction; 4.4.2 The Instructional Materials; 4.4.3 The Role of the Researcher as the Trainer; 4.5 Data Analysis; 4.5.1 Analysis of the Essays; 4.5.1.1 Unit of Analysis: T-Unit; 4.5.1.2 Division of Theme and Rheme
  • 4.5.1.3 Identification of Theme and Thematic Progression4.5.1.4 Qualitative Analysis; 4.5.1.5 Procedures; 4.5.2 Analysis of the Questionnaire; 4.6 Ethical Considerations; 4.6.1 Informed Consent; 4.6.2 Anonymity; 4.6.3 Harm; References; 5 Results and Analysis of Pre-essays; 5.1 Themes; 5.1.1 Topical, Textual, and Interpersonal Themes; 5.1.2 Topical Themes: Marked and Unmarked Themes; 5.1.3 Textual Themes: Continuatives, Conjunctions, and Conjunctive Adjuncts; 5.1.4 Interpersonal Themes; 5.2 Thematic Progression; 5.2.1 Linear, Constant, Summative, and Split Progressions
  • 5.2.2 Back, Contextual, and New Themes5.3 Summary; References; 6 Results and Analysis of Post-essays; 6.1 Themes; 6.1.1 Topical, Textual, and Interpersonal Themes; 6.1.2 Topical Themes: Marked and Unmarked Themes; 6.1.3 Textual Themes: Continuatives, Conjunctions, and Conjunctive Adjuncts; 6.1.4 Interpersonal Themes; 6.2 Thematic Progression; 6.2.1 Linear, Constant, Summative, and Split Progressions; 6.2.2 Back, Contextual, and New Themes; 6.3 Summary; 7 Results and Analysis of Pre- and Post-essays; 7.1 Themes; 7.1.1 Topical, Textual, and Interpersonal Themes
Control code
SPR945117039
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 191 pages 26 illustrations, 16 illustrations in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811002540
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-10-0254-0
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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