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- From text to note: cultural variation in summarisation practices
- Moore, Tim
- This article considers two issues in teaching summary-writing skills to students of English for academic purposes (EAP): how the skill is handled in EAP textbooks, and how summarization practices differ across cultural groups. A central concern is the role of attribution, a textual device that creates distance between author and summarizer. The article argues that attribution should be taught explicitly in EAP.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Prospect: an Australian Journal of TESOL, Vol. 12, no. 3 (Dec 1997), pp. 54-63
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy; 2004 Linguistics
- Comparative analysis; Cultural differences; EAP; English as a Second Language; English for Academic Purposes; Higher education; International students; Second language instruction; Sociocultural patterns; Student attitudes; Summarisation practices; Textbook content; Writing skills
- Macquarie University
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 1997.
- Peer reviewed