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ERIC Number: ED502582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
A Genre-based Analysis of English Research Article Abstracts and the Linguistic Feature of Personal Pronouns for Financial Economics
Ning, Zhen-ye
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v5 n7 p62-65 Jul 2008
This paper presents an empirical study of move structures and personal pronouns of fifty English RA (research article) abstracts based on the model of Bhatia (1990). It revealed that three other move patterns were ascertained besides ten out of the analyzed abstracts following his move order. The analysis of personal pronouns showed that first-person plural pronouns are used far more frequently than other types of personal pronouns and no presence of the second-person and the third-person pronouns were detected in the abstracts. A further analysis suggests that first-person plural pronouns can perform multiple functions in abstracts. ESP (English as Special Purpose) teachers may benefit from the study to guide students to explore the discourse conventions of the RA abstracts in their own texts. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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