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Table 3 “Inner” context of the students’ writing across the year

From: An exploratory study of ESL writing by junior secondary students in China: text type, register and textual features

“Inner”, Context of text Learn to smile Letter to a Mike Trip to Hangzhou Steve Jobs Lifelong learning An Activity A letter to Mum How to be a good learner? Advantages and disadvantages of micro blog Charity sale
Field Social-semiotic process Recommending course of action: advising readers Recommending course of action: advising readers Sharing personal experiences Reporting: chronicling events Recommending course of action: advising readers Sharing personal experiences Sharing personal feelings Recommending course of action: advising reader Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of blog Sharing an event
Experiential domain Effective social behavior: smile Health Trip to Hangzhou Job’s life Lifelong learning: suggestions and ideas Extracurricular activities Communication problems Ways to be a good learner Personal opinions on micro blog Charity sale
Tenor Institutional roles Not clear Friend to friend Friend to friend Not clear Not clear Not clear Child to Mum Not clear Not clear Not clear
Power Not clear Equal Equal Not clear Not clear Not clear Unequal Not clear Not clear Not clear
Familiarity Not clear Familiar Familiar Not clear Not clear Not clear Familiar Not clear Not clear Not clear
Affect Engaging readers: positive Engaging reader: positive Neutral Neutral Engaging reader: positive Neutral Neutral Engaging readers: Positive Engaging readers:
Positive
Neutral
Mode Orientation Tenor-oriented Tenor-oriented Field-oriented Field-oriented Tenor-oriented Field-oriented Tenor-oriented Field-oriented Field-oriented Field-oriented
Division of socio-semiotic labor Text constitutive of context Text constitutive of context Text constitutive of context Text constitutive of context Text constitutive of context Text constitutive of context Text constitutive of context Text constitutive of context Text constitutive of context Text constitutive of context
Division of semiotic labor Language only Language only Language only Language only Language only Language only Language only Language only Language only Language only
Medium Written Written Written Written Written Written Written Written Written Written
Channel Hand-written Hand-written Hand-written Hand-written Hand-written Hand-written Hand-written Hand-written Hand-written Hand-written
Genre Advice column Advice column Recount Biographical
Recount
Advice column Recount Advice column Advice column Exposition Recount