Title: Influence of corpus tools on Taiwanese EFL writers' learning, reception and production of academic clusters

Authors: Chin-Wen Chien

Addresses: National Tsing Hua University, No. 521, Nanda Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Abstract: The mastery of academic clusters can contribute to writers' self-confidence as well as a possible increase in the quality of their academic writing. This study explored the influence of integrating academic clusters and corpus tools into two courses among ten graduate students and 35 seniors in Taiwan. The analysis of the online posts, interviews, reflections and questionnaire concluded that rich exposure to academic clusters and corpus tools could foster graduate students' and undergraduates' knowledge and use of academic clusters in their academic writing. Integrations of academic clusters and corpus tools were suggested to be included into academic writing courses in order to foster EFL writers' knowledge of and attitude toward academic clusters and corpus tools.

Keywords: academic clusters; academic writing; corpus tools; learning; writers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2023.127946

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2023 Vol.33 No.1, pp.14 - 31

Received: 28 Aug 2021
Accepted: 14 Dec 2021

Published online: 22 Dec 2022 *

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