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A Linguistic Analysis Of Social Attitudes Towards The Quality Issues Of Postgraduate Education In Vietnam, V. T. H. Tran, Elizabeth Thomson Jan 2008

A Linguistic Analysis Of Social Attitudes Towards The Quality Issues Of Postgraduate Education In Vietnam, V. T. H. Tran, Elizabeth Thomson

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This paper proposes the PhD project A linguistic study on social attitudes towards the quality of postgraduate education in Vietnam. The study uses Appraisal theory as the framework to analyse interviews with different stakeholders involved in the postgraduate education sector, namely bureaucrats, management, academics and students. The study aims to find out:

  • What the stakeholders’ perceived quality issues in relation to MA and PhD education in Vietnam are
  • Who the stakeholders’ believe to bear the responsibility for the quality issues.


Taking into account the facts that the quality of postgraduate education in Vietnam is in question and the fact that ...


A Comparison Of Japanese Persuasive Writing: The Writings Of Japanese As Foreign Language Students In The Nsw Hsc Examination And Japanese Native Speaking Students In High School In Japan, Y. Oe Jan 2007

A Comparison Of Japanese Persuasive Writing: The Writings Of Japanese As Foreign Language Students In The Nsw Hsc Examination And Japanese Native Speaking Students In High School In Japan, Y. Oe

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This study uses a functional model of language to examine the 2005 Japanese HSC examination persuasive essays to investigate the language features of the exposition genre, which students produce during the examination. The exam scripts are compared to the essays which were written by Japanese native speaking (JNS) high school students answering the same question. This study seeks to answer two questions: “How successful Japanese persuasive essays are constructed in the HSC Japanese Examination?”, and “To what extent a successful HSC exam model matches the native speaker equivalent?”. The methodology used in this study is Generic Structure Potential (GSP) (Hasan ...