Chapter published in:Intercultural Perspectives on Research Writing
Edited by Pilar Mur-Dueñas and Jolanta Šinkūnienė
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series 18] 2018
► pp. 255–276
Evaluation in research article introductions in the Social Sciences written by English as a Lingua Franca and English native users
The present paper investigates cultural and linguistic differences in the use of evaluation in Research Article (RA) introductions in the Social Sciences. To do this a corpus of published RA introductions written by English as a Native Language (ENL) researchers was compared with a corpus of introductions extracted from RAs manuscripts written by English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) users as part of the Sci-ELF corpus. The texts were analysed manually and several parameters of evaluation were identified, which made the classification of evaluative acts possible. The results revealed introductions by ELF writers do not comply with the CARS structure and show peculiar rhetorical and evaluative features which diverge from the Anglo-Saxon rhetorical patterns typically used by ENL writers.
Keywords: evaluation, discourse analysis, corpus analysis, article introductions, move analysis, ELF, intercultural variations
Published online: 06 December 2018
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