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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 ...