publication . Research . 1999

A Preliminary Study of the Use of Conjunctions and the Quality of Writing

Taeko, Fujisaku;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 1999 Journal: 言語科学研究 : 神田外語大学大学院紀要, volume 5, page 2013/11/290:00:00
Abstract
This is a preliminary study that investigates the correlation between the use of conjunctions and the evaluation of writing by examining density and frequency of conjunctions used in student essay writing. Essays written by first-year university students are examined as the end product of high school English teaching in Japan. The results with the current data indicate that the quality of the written texts does not relate to mere density of the use of conjunctions or the use of complex conjunctions, but present some implications for further study. In addition, the students' essays reveal special features of ESL/EFL learners' writing with regard to the use of con...
Subjects
free text keywords: conjunctions, cohesion, text-forming devices, evaluation
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