Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.)
B. Jean Longmire
First Committee Member
Donald M. Decker
Second Committee Member
Walter A. Payne
This paper shows the complexity of noun phrases within an academic text and suggests, therefore, the complexity of the reading process that the traditional approach may not cover adequately. In this thesis, we will look at the complexity of the reading and comprehension processes through an analysis of prenominal modification found in Chapter 25 (a chapter chosen at random) of Paul Samuelson’s Economics. Samuelson’s Economics is a basic text chosen for this analysis because of its introductory level vocabulary and concepts and its wide use by students in the areas of Economics, Business, and the like. Although abundant studies have been done about EST (English for Science and Technology), the studies on other areas of academic English are few.
Cafferty, Pat Kamalani. (1980). The need for English for academic purposes : an analysis of prenominal modification in economics. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2034
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