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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 ...