Laso, N J & John, S (2013) An exploratory study of NNS medical writers' awareness of the collocational patterning of abstract nouns in medical discourse. Revista Espanola de Linguistica Aplicada (The Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics), 26, pp 307-331.
John, S & Laso, N J (2013) A corpus-based analysis of the collocational patterning of adjectives with abstract nouns in medical English. In Biomedical English: a corpus-based approach. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (pp. 55-70). Co-authored with Laso, N J. ISBN: 9789027203625
John, S (2012). Identity without the ‘I’: A study of citation sequences and identity in literature review sections of dissertations. In Tang, R (ed) Academic writing in a second or foreign language: issues and challenges facing ESL/EFL academic writers in higher education contexts. London: Continuum (pp. 186-203). ISBN: 978-1-4411-7398-0
John, S (2010). The influence of revision on first person pronoun use in thesis writing. Writing & Pedagogy 1(2). Special Topic: Postgraduate Writing.
John, S (2009). Using the revision process to help international students understand the linguistic construction of the academic identity. In M. Charles, D. Pecorari & S. Hunston (eds) Academic Writing: At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse (pp. 272-290). London: Continuum. ISBN: 978-1-84706-436-3.
John, S (2007). Meeting the challenge of developing an academic identity a textual approach. In P. Teo and C. Ho (eds) Discourse in the modern world: Perspectives and challenges (pp. 28–52). Singapore: McGraw- Hill. ISBN: 978-0071264921
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