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Discourse Self-Attention for Discourse Element Identification in Argumentative Student Essays

Wei Song, Ziyao Song, Ruiji Fu, Lizhen Liu, Miaomiao Cheng, Ting Liu
2020 Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)   unpublished
This paper proposes to adapt self-attention to discourse level for modeling discourse elements in argumentative student essays. Specifically, we focus on two issues.  ...  ; (iii) inter-sentence attention vectors are useful as a kind of sentence representation for identifying discourse elements.  ...  Beijing Municipal Universities in the Period of 13th Five-year Plan (CIT&TCD20170322) and Capital Building for Sci-Tech Innovation-Fundamental Scientific Research Funds.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/2020.emnlp-main.225 fatcat:khyqpcmgxfby7ig6w5gyozusnu

Systemic genre-and-style relations in the english-language student academic essay: paradigmatics, sintagmatics, epidigmatics

Sergei Nikolaev, Marina Sukhomlinova, Svetlana Nikolaeva, D. Rudoy, A. Olshevskaya, N. Ugrekhelidze
2021 E3S Web of Conferences  
The goal of the research is to reveal and analyze system relations regularly and steadily showing themselves within one definite genre of the student essay, their significance and role in the official  ...  The authors conclude that student essay text demonstrate closely interweaving paradigmatic, syntagmatic and epidigmatic links.  ...  one's self-educational competence for educational and professional purposes [3] .  ... 
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/202127312165 fatcat:rd3wtqrcnffsvdfuvoefawr73u

Self-mention in argumentative essays written by pre-service teachers of English

Oleksandr Kapranov
2020 Beyond Philology : An International Journal of Linguistics, Literary Studies and English Language Teaching  
The corpus involved two rounds of argumentative essays written by the participants and their respective controls (nonteacher EFL students).  ...  This article presents and discusses a study that aims at establishing how self-mentions are used by pre-service teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in their argumentative essay writing.  ...  Acknowledgements The author of this article wishes to acknowledge the 20 students who took part in the study. Their participation is invaluable and highly appreciated.  ... 
doi:10.26881/bp.2020.2.05 fatcat:ksws72optngjvcud3njru3cuge

Writing the Selfie: Using Selfies to Practice Character Presentation and Rhetorical Discourse

Simone Sessolo
2018 Prompt A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments  
For example, students post selfies on social media, they take selfies at parties and on vacation, and they use them to connect with their communities.  ...  With this assignment, students successfully brainstorm, compose, and revise rhetorical content in a genre they are already culturally familiar with.  ...  In the essay, the student follows the Toulmin model for argumentation based of Datum, Claim, and Warrant.  ... 
doi:10.31719/pjaw.v2i2.23 fatcat:jybl5rp7jrct7kj4bqgdz4neg4

The Mass Psychology of Classroom Discourse

David I. Backer
2017 Educational Theory  
Finally, these robust differences would have to prevent the "mistaking" of discussion for recitation, and vice versa. David Backer sets out to accomplish these three goals in the following essay.  ...  discourse and, specifically, the political significance of those discourses. 1.  ...  I hope this essay has communicated how different these discourses are and what is at stake in confusing one for the other.  ... 
doi:10.1111/edth.12228 fatcat:f6hff5ijy5c2fmatwqpmdbpd3m

Mastering Academic Language

Paola Uccelli, Christina L. Dobbs, Jessica Scott
2012 Written Communication  
Essays were scored for writing quality by a group of teachers; transcribed and analyzed to generate automated lexical and grammatical measures; and coded for discourse-level elements by researchers who  ...  Findings shed light on discourse elements relevant for the design of pedagogically-informative assessment tools.  ...  on relevant language elements present in adolescents' academic writing.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0741088312469013 fatcat:whtdtbg2lncmbgorwbu6ia6fom

Transcending the Culturalist Impasse in Stays Abroad: Helping Mobile Students to Appreciate Diverse Diversities

Fred Dervin
2009 Frontiers  
This article calls for a change in the manner in which we consider intercultural communication, by adopting an approach which concentrates solely on the analysis of identity (co-)construction—a key element  ...  This article presents a study based on research carried out on various aspects of student mobility in Europe and aims to go beyond the 'myths' related to study abroad and examine how mobile students can  ...  I know how to note and analyse pieces of evidence of identification in my own discourse as well as in the other's discourse (in vitro and in vivo).  ... 
doi:10.36366/frontiers.v18i1.257 fatcat:b3qzwn3bafg6ritoimtl2htv2i

Student Writing as Negotiation [chapter]

Christiane Donahue
2005 Studies in writing  
texts they encounter in the act of appropriating school discourse.  ...  We can localise these arts in the identification and description of students' movements of "reprise-modification" (François, 1998).  ...  Acknowledgement: Some of the ideas and data discussed in this chapter have been referred to in previous works by this author, including:  ... 
doi:10.1007/0-387-24250-3_7 fatcat:hwvfyzydqnhcleg46eajsxzq4q

Ethnocentrism, Theoretical Awareness, and Intellectual Resistance in University Students' Reading Behaviour

Brahim Hiba
2021 International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies  
The course was conducted according to the principles of transformative participatory action research and, thus, a corpus of 50 essays, written by a convenience sample of 25 post-graduate students in the  ...  Pretest findings showed that most students used to think that discourses are innocent and ideology-free and that reading a text consists in understanding its general idea, extracting its writer's viewpoint  ...  This "Islam-is-Good" subtheme reflects students' sympathy and identification with their own religion, and this identification was seen at the level of quotations used by these students in their essays;  ... 
doi:10.7575/aiac.ijels.v.9n.4p.228 fatcat:r7myzxrphrbofk2ptiqy2ej434

Evaluating Multiple Aspects of Coherence in Student Essays

Derrick Higgins, Jill Burstein, Daniel Marcu, Claudia Gentile
2004 North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics  
Criterion SM Online Essay Evaluation Service includes a capability that labels sentences in student writing with essay-based discourse elements (e.g., thesis statements).  ...  A support vector machine uses these features to capture breakdowns in coherence due to relatedness to the essay question and relatedness between discourse elements.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Irma Lorenz and Shauna Cooper for advice on protocol development and for the annotation work, and Martin Chodorow for discussions about Random Indexing.  ... 
dblp:conf/naacl/HigginsBMG04 fatcat:r77sjwgtsnhh7cgq6wrwgnhd54

Graphic organizers as a teaching strategy for improved comprehension of argumentative texts in English

José Miguel Vargas Vásquez, Randolph Zúñiga Coudin
2018 Actualidades Investigativas en Educación  
The University of Costa Rica seeks to prepare students for understanding academic texts in English by requiring reading comprehension courses in numerous degree programs.  ...  In this context, this paper aimed to assess the effectiveness of graphic organizers as a strategy to promote reading comprehension by focusing on the identification of rhetorical functions in argumentative  ...  In such cases, attention to other sentence elements is required for students to be able to make a correct inference about the flow of argumentation.  ... 
doi:10.15517/aie.v18i2.33028 fatcat:iahw6ammtjfexcxj34lqwgnruy

Volume 9 Issue 2

Complete Issue
2010 NJES: Nordic Journal of English studies  
Acknowledgements: We are very thankful to the NJES editors and reviewers for their valuable comments and critiques on the earlier versions of this paper. References  ...  Both reporting expressions and self-reference markers are core elements of metadiscourse-often defined as -discourse about discourse‖ (Vande Kopple 1985; Crismore 1989)-and deserve special attention in  ...  Obviously citation is a key element of persuasion in academic writing as it helps provide justification for arguments and helps display originality, but for PhD students it is much more than this.  ... 
doi:10.35360/njes.225 fatcat:hapvdskejbdmfptnnzgkdv6hqa

Acknowledgments [chapter]

1997 Making Trifles of Terrors  
started for me.  ...  Acknowledgment-the difficulty of acknowledging, the failure to acknowledge, the fear of that failure, the desire to overcome it-is what the essays in this book are about.  ...  Thus my first two chapters on romantic comedies test the hypothesis that attention to the traces in language of the donor's and victim/revenger's discourses may bring out the ironic elements in Shakespeare's  ... 
doi:10.1515/9781503622494-001 fatcat:ojfaq476abatlgfb4xwol4cgti

Learning Public Skills – Teaching (Global) Publicity

Petra Aczél
2013 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
In the culture of global participation, schools and teachers are constantly facing new challenges when educating students in this competence.  ...  The universal science of public life" is what Cicero called rhetoric -an art long referred to as the technique of persuasive discourse.  ...  By illuminating the possibility and experiment of a three-layered rhetorical program, this article has striven to draw attention to the need for rhetorical literacy in educating students for and socializing  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.254 fatcat:draywoxey5eenlswtwovlknoz4

A rhetorical education for uncivil times - Inquiry's role in teaching argument

Jessica Enoch
2019 Utbildning & Demokrati  
It also explores how inquiry allows for a moment of hesitation and reflection in the rhetoric classroom so that students do not feel rushed to make an argument without first asking thoughtful questions  ...  It considers the critical importance of teaching students to craft compelling questions that function to propel and shape their thinking, writing, and eventually their arguments.  ...  The goal at this point, of course, is for students to produce thoughtful, complex arguments that are sensitive and attentive to those they are speaking with.  ... 
doi:10.48059/uod.v28i2.1124 fatcat:ojbtr4ve3zd4ddsvqbatwymxru
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