Re: Who is an ESL writer?
How do you define an ESL writer?
I wouldn't use this description, https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/31462. While accurate and illustrative, the description is convoluted.
Is it simply someone who does not live in a native-English speaking country?
No. It is a writer of documents for people who speak English as a Second Language.
How about someone whose mother tongue is not English but whose medium of instruction at school was English?
That would speak to the person as a learner and not as a writer.
An ESL writer must write in a language-neutral form of writing, like for international documents, with a focus on using general English that avoids colloquialism and regionalism. Depending on the audience, it is best to use words that come to English from Anglo-Saxon rather than Latin.
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