Comparative Genre Analysis of Research Article Abstracts in More and Less Prestigious Journals: Linguistics Journals in Focus

Research in Language

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Title Comparative Genre Analysis of Research Article Abstracts in More and Less Prestigious Journals: Linguistics Journals in Focus
 
Creator El-Dakhs, Dina Abdel Salam
 
Subject genre analysis
moves
metadiscourse
research article abstract
rhetorical structure
 
Description The current study compares the rhetorical structure and metadiscourse of research article abstracts in more and less prestigious journals in Linguistics. To this end, 200 abstracts from peer-reviewed Linguistics journals that are indexed in the Web of Science and Scopus were compared with 200 abstracts extracted from peer-reviewed Linguistics journals that are not indexed in either of these two highly ranked databases. Using Hyland’s (2000) model of move analysis and Hyland’s (2005) taxonomy of metadiscourse, the study reveals that abstracts in less prestigious journals typically include longer moves for introduction, purpose and method while abstracts in more prestigious journals include significantly lengthier findings. As for metadiscourse, abstracts in less prestigious journals employ significantly more transitions, frame markers and evidentials whereas the abstracts in more prestigious journals exhibit a higher use of code glosses, hedges, boosters and self-mentions. The results are interpreted with reference to the types of journals, and pedagogical implications and new research directions are proposed.
 
Publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
 
Date 2018-03-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8056
10.2478/rela-2018-0002
 
Source Research in Language; Vol. 16 No. 1 (2018); 47-63
Research in Language; Tom 16 Nr 1 (2018); 47-63
1731-7533
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8056/7972
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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