Metadiscourse: mapping interactions in academic writing
Hyland, Ken. (2009) Metadiscourse: mapping interactions in academic writing. Nordic Journal of English Studies, Vol.9 (No.2). pp. 125-143. ISSN 1654-6970Full text not available from this repository.
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Metadiscourse in the argument presented here is based on a view of communication as social engagement and in academic contexts reveals the ways writers project themselves into their discourse to signal their understandings of their material and their audience. In this paper I explore how advanced second language writers deploy these resources in a corpus of 240 doctoral and masters dissertations totalling four million words. The analysis suggests that writers use language to offer a credible representation of themselves and their work in different fields, and thus how metadiscourse can be seen as a means of uncovering something of the rhetorical and social distinctiveness of disciplinary communities.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Nordic Journal of English Studies|
|Publisher:||Goeteborgs Universitet * Engelska Institutionen|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 125-143|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||This item was also presented at the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) Conference 2008, Essen, Germany, Aug 24-29, 2008.|
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