Authors' Names

Karyna TytarFollow

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Area of Focus

Social Sciences

Abstract

This research compares email request strategies used by native speakers of American English and Brazilian Portuguese English as second language speakers. The results of the research provide a valuable contribution to the field ESL/EFL instructions. They identify syntactic and lexical devises native and non-native speakers of English use when composing email requests to their professors. This type of information can be used by ESL/EFL instructors for developing effective classroom materials for teaching non-native speakers of English how to write appropriate emails in academic settings.

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Comparative Analysis of Email Request Strategies Used by Native and Non-native Speakers of English in Academic Settings

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This research compares email request strategies used by native speakers of American English and Brazilian Portuguese English as second language speakers. The results of the research provide a valuable contribution to the field ESL/EFL instructions. They identify syntactic and lexical devises native and non-native speakers of English use when composing email requests to their professors. This type of information can be used by ESL/EFL instructors for developing effective classroom materials for teaching non-native speakers of English how to write appropriate emails in academic settings.