Attitudinal Evaluation in Chinese University Students’ English Writing

A Contrastive Perspective

  • Xinghua Liu
  • Anne McCabe

Part of the Corpora and Intercultural Studies book series (COINST, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Xinghua Liu, Anne McCabe
    Pages 1-15
  3. Xinghua Liu, Anne McCabe
    Pages 25-35
  4. Xinghua Liu, Anne McCabe
    Pages 37-52
  5. Xinghua Liu, Anne McCabe
    Pages 53-92
  6. Xinghua Liu, Anne McCabe
    Pages 93-99
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 101-141

About this book


This book offers up-to-date insights into the long-standing controversy of whether or not Chinese learners of English adequately express their attitudes in written English. It compares four writing datasets from three groups of student writers (e.g., English-speaking students’ English texts, Chinese-speaking students’ Chinese texts, and both English and Chinese texts produced by the same group of Chinese-speaking students majoring in English), and applies the appraisal framework, an analytical tool developed in the field of Systemic Functional Linguistics. The book provides a nuanced view of the deployment of attitudinal patterns and the linguistic resources used for attitudinal evaluation in Chinese students’ English writing. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for all those interested in second language writing, contrastive rhetoric, second language acquisition and systemic functional linguistics. 


Second Language Writing Contrastive Rhetoric Chinese Learners of English Systemic Functional Linguistics Chinese students’ English writing Second Language Acquisition Academic Writing

Authors and affiliations

  • Xinghua Liu
    • 1
  • Anne McCabe
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Foreign LanguagesShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityMinhang District, ShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of EnglishSaint Louis UniversityMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6414-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6415-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-4802
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-4810
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