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Name: Peter  Crompton
Institution: American University of Sharjah
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State and/or Country: United Arab Emirates   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Crompton, P. (1997). ' Hedging in academic writing: some theoretical problems' . English for Specific Purposes 16(4), 271-289.
Crompton, P. (1997). 'Unit 5: Assessing Writing' . Testing. [Course Materials for the MA TEFL/TESL Open Learning Programme, Centre for English Language Studies] Birmingham: University of Birmingham.
Crompton, P. (1998). ' Identifying hedges: definition or divination?' . English for Specific Purposes 17(3), 303-313.
Crompton, P. (1999).'The frequency and positioning of sentence connectors: helping learner writers attain discourse competence' Occasional Papers in Language Studies 5, Brunei: Universiti Brunei Darussalam, 111-123.
Crompton, P. (2000). ' Review of 'Working with texts' by R. Carter et al.' Language Awareness. 9 (2), 104-109.
Crompton, P. (2001). 'Thematisation in undergraduate Essays' . English Australia 19 (2).
Crompton, P. and Head, M. (2003). Fostering entrepreneurs in a Business English course. Journal of Language for International Business 14 (2) 11-24.
Crompton, P. (2004) ‘Reviews of English for Business Communication by S. Sweeney and Test Your Business English Vocabulary In Use by T. Aspinall and G. Bethell.’ Australian Language and Literacy Matters 1.
Crompton, P. (2004). ‘Theme in discourse: thematic progression and method of development re-evaluated’. Functions of Language 11 (2) 213-249.
Crompton, P. (2005) ‘Reviews of Second Language Writing by K. Hyland and Exploring the Dynamics of Second Language Writing edited by B. Kroll’. Australian Language and Literacy Matters 3.
Crompton, P. (2005). ‘Where, in which and in that: a corpus-based approach to error analysis’. RELC Journal 36 (2) 157-176.
Crompton, P. (2006). ‘Using a learner corpus to inform academic writing instruction.’ Tiltai/Bridges, 35 (2), 128-136.
Crompton, P. (2006). ‘The effect of position on the discourse scope of adverbials’. Text and Talk 26 (3), 245-80.
Crompton, P. (2008). ‘Definiteness and indefiniteness in Theme: a corpus-based analysis’. In Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference in Practical Applications in Language and Computers.
Crompton, P. (2011). Article Errors in the English Writing of Advanced L1 Arabic Learners: The Role of Transfer. Asian EFL Journal 13(1), 4-34.
Lanteigne, B. and Crompton, P. (2011). Analyzing Use of Thanks to You: Insights for Language Teaching and Assessment in Second and Foreign Language Contexts. Research in Language, 9(2), 29-50. [DOI 10.2478/v10015-011-0018-9]
Crompton, P. (2012). Characterising hedging in undergraduate essays by Middle Eastern students. Asian ESP Journal 8(2), 55-78.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Academic Writing Step by Step
Courses Taught: English Syntax, Corpus Linguistics, History of English, Introduction to Language Study, Linguistics for ESL teachers, Methods and Materials Development, Advanced English Grammar, Writing for Business, Advanced Academic Writing, Public Speaking, Language and Society
Dissertation Abstract: Theme in Argumentative Texts: An analytical tool applied and appraised



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