Teaching technical writing in multilingual contexts: A meta-analysis

  title={Teaching technical writing in multilingual contexts: A meta-analysis},
  author={Christine Winberg and Thea van der Geest and Barbara A. Lehman and Joyce N. Nduna},
  journal={Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies},
  pages={299 - 308}
Abstract Teachers of technical and professional writing in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Programmes need to understand the particular needs and social contexts of students for whom English is not a first language. The focus of this paper is on technical writing, and the paper presents the findings from four broad areas surveyed in a meta-analysis of research articles on curricular, teaching, learning and assessment practices for university-level English technical communication in… 

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  • K. Conrad
  • Linguistics
    Annual Review of Applied Linguistics
  • 1996
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