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Sue Spinks


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Sue Spinks is a discourse analyst and grammarian with a special interest and expertise in Systemic Functional Linguistics and genre approaches to academic and professional communciation. Her research is mainly focussed on undergraduate student writing and teacher responses to it as well as student reflections on their written communication demands and practices. 

Research Output 2000 2012

  • 2 Textbook
  • 1 Conference proceeding contribution

Using functional grammar: an explorer's guide

Butt, D., Fahey, R., Feez, S. & Spinks, S., 2012, South Yarra, Vic.: Palgrave Macmillan. 401 p.

Research output: Book/ReportTextbookResearch

The craft of Aacademic writing and the first year experience: the importance of marker to student communication

Spinks, S., 2000, Fourth Pacific Rim, First Year in Higher Education Conference 2000: Creating Futures for a New Millennium. Conference Proceedings. Nulty, D. (ed.). Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Using Functional Grammar

Butt, D., Fahey, R., Feez, S., Spinks, S. & Yallop, C., 2000, Sydney: National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research, Macquarie University.

Research output: Book/ReportTextbookResearch