Email Discourse Among Chinese Using English as a Lingua by Yuan-shan Chen, Der-Hwa Victoria Rau, Gerald Rau

By Yuan-shan Chen, Der-Hwa Victoria Rau, Gerald Rau

This edited quantity makes a useful contribution to the burgeoning learn box of English as a lingua franca. In a pioneering step, the gathering is solely dedicated to the English e-mail discourse of chinese language audio system. The stories deal with leading edge themes regarding a variety of contexts and relationships, utilizing a number of varied methods and theories, which taken jointly make clear how English serves as a lingua franca in a number of different types of international written conversation. The examine themes awarded are equipped into 4 thematic sections, together with emails from scholars to professors, emails from scholars to the overseas educational group, emails from peer to see, and emails on the place of work.

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The attached file is my evaluation about the model article. I wonder if you could give me advice or feedback on my evaluation. Sincerely, I Hong Tsai (Bob) Oscar also seems to give evidence of negotiating relationship through terms of address. He began using “Dr. Rau” and “Prof. Rau” without endearment. After instruction, he decided to add the endearment “Dear Dr. ” What is more interesting is that his signature varied from “student Oscar” to “Lai, Da-Nian,” then to “Oscar,” and finally to “Oscar Lai,” a progression from Chinese solidarity, Chinese distance, English solidarity, to English distance, the last in a voluntary expression of gratitude sent after the class was over.

The following two examples illustrate the difference of inquiry strategies between the two groups of students. Example (16) shows the pattern of ‘reason + inquiry,’ a common strategy used by graduate students. Example (17) shows the ‘I want’ statement commonly used by undergraduate students. (16) I would like to discuss the data analysis with you this week. Do you have free time this week? (17) I want to ask for my score for final exam. ’ The graduate students tend to use a more elaborate style for thanking than undergraduate students.

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