Academic talk in American university classrooms: crossing the boundaries of oral‐literate discourse?☆

@inproceedings{Csomay2006AcademicTI,
  title={Academic talk in American university classrooms: crossing the boundaries of oral‐literate discourse?☆},
  author={Enik{\'o} Csomay},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract “Is academic speech ‘more like’ casual conversation or academic writing?” [Swales, J. (2001). Metatalk in American academic talk. The cases of ‘point’ and ‘thing’. Journal of English Language , 29(1), p. 37]. Taking a corpus-based perspective to the analysis, this study compares the language of university classroom talk to academic prose and face-to-face conversation, positioning university classroom talk on the language continuum of speech and writing. More specifically, looking at a… CONTINUE READING