9 Mapping Ideational meaning in a corpus of student writing
Sheena Gardner [+]
This chapter starts by arguing for an analysis of Angle on Field through Subjects. The framework is informed by understandings from studies on variation across disciplines and years of study. The adequacy of using Sentence Subjects for student writing is tested against descriptions of published research across disciplines. Finally a framework is proposed that maps clusters of Field across disciplines and progression across years. Designed to map Field across the 28 disciplines and four years of study of the BAWE corpus, the framework is applied to Assignment Initial Sentence Subjects only. The framework enables us to locate and compare field from specific disciplines and years on a large scale.