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Publications:
Language Variation in Established Contexts

Language performance continually acquires interpretations relating to power and status within a social context. The need to conform to established practices is rarely challenged directly. This paper examines a number of practical instances where aspects of language performance conflict with conventions of established discourse communities.

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Specialist Language Style and Supposedly Adept Monolingual Science Students

Secondary school science curricula are becoming increasingly conscious of communication issues in mainstream classes. However, the perception that ‘language difficulties’ are confined to minority students remains widespread among science teachers.

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Patterns of Student Difficulty with Science Text in Undergraduate Biology Courses

This session reports on comparison of student difficulties with science text and allows discussion of their dimensions and treatment.

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Reading by the Numbers: Reconsidering Numerical Estimates of Reading Difficulty

This presentation reports on the results of three, linked quantitative studies of numerical techniques that are used to guide teacher decisions as they estimate text difficulty and/or reader competence.

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