외국어교육 제26권 제2호 (p.27-47)

Korean EFL Learners’ Use of Grammatical Metaphor in English Argumentative Writing

키워드 :
Grammatical Metaphor,GM,GM development,transcategorization,argumentative writing,문법적 은유,문법적 은유 발달,품사변화,주장문

목차

I. Introduction
II. Literature Review
   1. GM development in L1 writing
   2. GM in L2 and FL writing
III. Methods
   1. Participants
   2. Measures
IV. Results
V. Discussion and Conclusion
References

초록

Although the use of Grammatical Metaphor (GM) has been regarded as one of the representative features of academic writing in the framework of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), not many studies have explored its role in second or foreign language writers’ writing quality. This study aimed to discover the potential relationship between GM development and argumentative writing quality of advanced Korean EFL learners, while controlling for their overall language proficiency and reading comprehension ability. The findings from this study unveiled significant contribution of the use of both premature and mature GM and also identified transcategorization as the specific GM that has relatively stronger predictability of writing quality. The results from current research yield meaningful pedagogical implications for writing instruction in Korean EFL contexts.