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    Students’ use of evaluative language in L2 English to talk and write about history in a bilingual education programme

    Morton, Thomas and Llinares, A. (2018) Students’ use of evaluative language in L2 English to talk and write about history in a bilingual education programme. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 21 (4), pp. 496-508. ISSN 1367-0050.

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    Abstract

    This article reports on a four-year longitudinal study which investigates students’ use of evaluative language in English as a second language (L2) to talk and write about history in a bilingual education programme. We focus on how four students use linguistic resources to adopt a stance to the content they are learning and develop an authoritative voice, for which they need to use evaluative language, in which people, actions, events and processes are appraised. We combine quantitative analysis of a spoken and written corpus with a qualitative analysis of students’ spoken production in one-to-one interviews. Quantitative findings showed similarities and differences in the use of evaluative language among individual students both cross-sectionally and over the four years of study. Moreover, qualitative comparative analysis of the production of two of these students, who were differently rated by their teachers in their English skills, showed clear differences in their abilities to use linguistic resources to construct an appropriate ‘historian’s’ voice in the L2.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Bilingual education programmes, content and language integrated learning (CLIL), systemic functional linguistics (SFL), appraisal theory, corpus linguistics
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication (to 2020)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 10:17
    Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 15:39
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15567

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