Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)

English Academic Writing Skills of Online News: A Study of English Course on Chinese and Kurdish Students

Authors
Brwa A. Sidiq, Wulan Patria Saroinsong
Corresponding Author
Brwa A. Sidiq
Available Online 3 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.007How to use a DOI?
Keywords
English Course, Academic Writing, Online News, Contrastive Study
Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate students’ perception of Kurdish and Chinese editorial writing, and find out the differences of linguistical complexity between those editorials. Methods of this study were quantitative approaches, using descriptive and inferential statistics to describe the reporting of news. The major finding, revealed that the Kurdish students’ perception of editorial’ writing were more complex linguistically than Chinese editorials, and it had significant differences. Secondly, the Kurdish and Chinese students’ perception of editorial texts studied were of argumentative nature. Thirdly, with regard to the reporting purpose, none of the editorials in the corpus aim to amuse readers. Chinese editorials accomplish on one goal while Kurdish editorials convey multiple aims. Fourthly, both Chinese and Kurdish texts were similar in terms of titles and grammatical structure. Therefore, most of the titles were summary statements and sentence structure rather than catchy headlines. These findings assist with research and EFL/EJP students to be observant of the linguistic differences between Kurdish and Chinese in English forms. In implication, the recent study improves the quality of editorial writings of Kurdish writers; it provides an option for further studies of linguistics between two other languages.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
3 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-285-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.007How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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