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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part D (2024)

Stance construction in L2 argumentative essay writing

Author(s):

Muna Abdualhussein and Hind Fareed Jaber

Abstract:

This article investigates how students as authors find their tone when crafting academic arguments. It centers on the students’ control over the evaluative factors contributing to their scripts in terms of demonstrating successful and unsuccessful voices. The research shows how the APPRAISAL theory of Systemic Functional Linguistics accounts for authorial voice in students’ academic writing. The categories of the ATTITUDE subsystem of Appraisal (Affect- Judgment-Appreciation) in particular, highlight the expressions that are used more by the target students to express negative or positive authorial voice in their writing. Important implications for supporting and encouraging this learning in academic writing courses in English as foreign language contexts are drawn from the findings, which add to our knowledge of how university students learn to create a voice in their argumentative writing.

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International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Muna Abdualhussein and Hind Fareed Jaber. Stance construction in L2 argumentative essay writing. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2024;6(1):206-210. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2024.v6.i1d.188
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