Quotation Sing, Christine Simone. 2015. 'My own summary is definitely less scientific but more easy to grasp': ESP writing and disciplinary identity. FLuL – Fremdsprachen Lehren und Lernen 44 (1): S. 82-96.


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This paper examines the construction of writer identities in the ESP writing of business students using English as an L2. Despite the wealth of literature on the topic, little is known about identity in ESP writing, particularly involving ESP undergraduates. The aim of this study is to investigate how these students use pronominal self-reference in order to perform authorial identities. Drawing on a self-compiled specialised corpus, the study adopts a mixed-methods approach of computation and interpretation. It was found that student writers, in assuming weak authorial roles, tend to use self-reference with low-risk functions. The findings also suggest that these students rely on inclusive we, which highlights field-specific uses in their writing. These results may help us to understand how writer identities assist students in their development of a disciplinary identity.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Fremdsprachen lehren und lernen (FLuL)
Language English
Title 'My own summary is definitely less scientific but more easy to grasp': ESP writing and disciplinary identity.
Volume 44
Number 1
Year 2015
Page from 82
Page to 96
Reviewed? Y
URL http://periodicals.narr.de/index.php/flul/index
DOI na

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Sing, Christine Simone (Former researcher)
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Institute for English Business Communication (Mautner) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
6602 General language studies (Details)
6604 Applied linguistics (Details)
6605 English language and literature (Details)
6611 Linguistics (Details)
6622 Psycholinguistics (Details)
6623 Sociolinguistics (Details)
6624 Language instruction research (Details)
6625 Technical language studies (Details)
6634 Cognitive linguistics (Details)
6636 Semiotics (Details)
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