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Prescriptive “rules” and academic writing

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1. Title Title of document Prescriptive “rules” and academic writing - A Functional Grammar for Writers
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Derek Irwin; University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus;
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Viktoria Jovanovic-Krstic; University of Toronto;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
4. Subject Keyword(s) academic texts; grammar; systemic functional grammar; SFG; prescriptive grammar; rules of grammar
6. Description Abstract This chapter is dedicated to exploring and explaining the tradition of marking certain structures as “errors” and insisting that writing which contains these structures is inferior to that which is “error-free.” Although sociolinguists generally agree that such markers are not the mark of inferior language, they are nevertheless used in academic writing in a gatekeeping function, significantly affecting the marks of the students who do not know how to avoid them.
Given the extensive vocabulary and skill set that the reader now has, this chapter will be able to easily explain such structures as the comma splice, run-on sentence, improper pronoun reference, and other academic writing bugbears. The reader will be given simple solutions to these problems, and will be able to avoid them in future writing.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Mar-2024
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.26429
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; A Functional Grammar for Writers
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) modern to contemporary
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd