Dr Clare Wright publishes paper in Journal of English for Academic Purposes

Associate Professor in Linguistics and Language Teaching, Dr Clare Wright, has recently been published by Elsevier in the 55th Volume of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes.

Titled “Now I hear what you say” – How short EAP courses can foster successful academic interactional strategies, the paper suggests ways in which international students can quickly improve strategies for successful interaction in seminars and other academic communication. It is based on a study of 230 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students.

Dr Clare Wright summarised:

This study, one of the first to use speaker stance analysis in studying L2 academic communication, shows that even short-term EAP courses can have valuable potential in boosting strategies and skills, particularly in listening, which are needed for successful academic interactional competence.

The paper can be accessed for free online until 8 February.