Thematization Strategies in the Generic Moves of Research Article Introductions
Despite the heterogeneity of ideas regarding the definitions of genre, there are also common instances shared among scholars interested in particular aspects of the notion. Swales (1990) and Bhatia (1993) are primarily interested in the sociological and psychological aspects of genre's functioning and construction, respectively.. Swales analyzes the genre of 'article introduction', into four generic moves on the basis of the communicative intentions they serve, and Bhatia investigates the tactical aspects of their construction. The present paper, is an attempt to study the patterns of thematic development-based on Daneš(1974) proposed patterns- in such generic moves. For this purpose, 12 academic papers were analyzed for their constituent generic move structures, with respect to the thematic choices and progression inside these moves. The results indicated that each move has characteristic patterns of thematic selection and progression, which must be motivated by the global discourse topic and the communicative intention of these moves, as moves of dissimilar communicative intentions had characteristic patterns of thematic selections. In the light of the result of the experiment conducted on the teachability of generic moves, it is believed that the present study can have insightful implications for writing and reading pedagogy.
Exploring Sub-Disciplinary Variations and Generic Structure of Applied Linguistics Research Article Introductions Using CARS Model
This paper explores sub-disciplinary variations and generic structure of research article introductions (RAIs) within three sub-disciplines of applied linguistics (AL); namely, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Psycholinguistics, and Sociolinguistics, using Swales’(1990) CARS model. The corpus consisted of 90 RAIs drawn from a wide range of refereed journals in the corresponding sub-discipli...متن کامل
Evaluative Strategies in Iranian and International Research Article Introductions: Assessment of Academic Writing
Despite a spate of interest in the study of the Introductions of scholarly articles, thefocal genre of knowledge construction, research is yet to reach conclusive answers onthe nature of this genre. Thus, the present study analyzed research articleIntroductions, aiming to explore how the process of knowledge construction isachieved by Iranian and international writers of English research articl...متن کامل
This paper reports on the first stage of building an educational tool for international graduate students to improve their academic writing skills. Taking a text-categorization approach, we experimented with several models to automatically classify sentences in research article introductions into one of three rhetorical moves. The paper begins by situating the project within the larger framewor...متن کامل
This study examined disciplinary rhetoric in research articles, focusing on different traditions in structuring text discourses from a metadiscourse-move analytic approach. The corpus consisted of 72 research article Introductions (RAIs): 36 in applied linguistics and 36 in chemistry. Swales’ CARS model (1990, 2004) and Hyland’s interpersonal model of metadiscourse (2005) were used as analytica...متن کامل
The present study aimed to investigate the generic organization of research article introductions in local Iranian and international journals in English for Specific Purposes, English for General Purposes, and Discourse Analysis. Overall, 120 published articles were selected from the established journals representing the above subdisciplines. Each subdiscipline was represented by 20 local and 2...متن کامل
evaluative strategies in iranian and international research article introductions: assessment of academic writing
despite a spate of interest in the study of the introductions of scholarly articles, thefocal genre of knowledge construction, research is yet to reach conclusive answers onthe nature of this genre. thus, the present study analyzed research articleintroductions, aiming to explore how the process of knowledge construction isachieved by iranian and international writers of english research articl...متن کامل
دوره 1 شماره 3
صفحات 62- 90
تاریخ انتشار 2008-11-21
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