Research and Applications for Foreign Language Teaching and Assessment
Edited By Erik Castello, Katherine Ackerley and Francesca Coccetta
Towards a Longitudinal Study of Metadiscourse in EFL Academic Writing: Focus on Italian Learners’ Use of it-extraposition
This chapter explores the written academic production of intermediate to advanced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) undergraduate students of Linguistic and Cultural Mediation at the University of Padua, Italy. It sets out to investigate the use of it-extraposition constructions, i.e. one feature of “metadiscourse”, in the longitudinal data collected during the 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 academic years, as part of the Longitudinal Database of Learner English (LONGDALE) project1.
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