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"Good Writing" in Increasingly Internationalized U.S. Universities: How Instructors Evaluate Different Written Varieties of English

Abstract This study investigates how university instructors from various disciplines at a large, comprehensive university in the United States evaluate different varieties of English from countries considered "outer circle" (OC) countries, formerly colonized countries where English has been transplanted and is now used unofficially and officially to varying degrees. The study was designed to address two gaps in the research: (1) how instructors in increasingly internationalized U.S. universities evaluate different written varieties of English, since many international students may be writing in an L1 other than American English, and (2) how instructors' first language and/or disciplinary backgrounds appear to affect their evaluations. ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Collier, Lizabeth C. (Author) / Matsuda, Aya (Advisor) / Wiley, Terrence (Committee member) / Mccarty, Teresa (Committee member) / Friedrich, Patricia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Linguistics / Instruction / Internationalization / University / World Englishes / Writing
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 197 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. English 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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