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Title: Attribution and Authorial (Dis) Endorsement in High- and Low-rated Undergraduate ESL Students' English Academic Persuasive Essays
Authors: Brooke, Mark 
Keywords: Heteroglossia
Engagement
Attribution
Authorial (Dis) Endorsement
Academic persuasive essay
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Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Sciedu Press
Citation: Brooke, Mark (2014). Attribution and Authorial (Dis) Endorsement in High- and Low-rated Undergraduate ESL Students' English Academic Persuasive Essays. English Linguistics Research 3 (1). ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study draws on APPRAISAL theory (Martin and White, 2005), a linguistic system for interpersonal meaning, to investigate undergraduate students’ engagement resources, with particular focus on attribution and authorial (dis) endorsement. An examination of the use of attribution and authorial (dis) endorsement between high and low-rated undergraduate EFL students’ English argumentative essays was conducted. Both quantitative and qualitative data are presented. The research findings reveal that the high-rated essay writers used these evaluative resources much more successfully creating clear lines of contrastive positions. As these essays attained much higher scores, this indicates that academic readers value these resources highly. On the basis of the analysis, a discussion of some pedagogical implications ensues which highlights the need for academic English language instructors to devote more time on interpersonal meaning in the classroom.
Source Title: English Linguistics Research
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/227088
ISSN: 1927-6028
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