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ERIC Number: ED514815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1539-8072
A Generic Analysis of English Research Article Abstracts and the Use of Modal Verbs for Financial Economics
Chen, Jie
Online Submission, Sino-US English Teaching v7 n12 p33-37 Dec 2010
This paper is a generic study of schematic structures and the use of modal verbs of 50 English Research Article (RA) abstracts. With Bhatia's (1990) model as the framework, three other move patterns were obtained besides the normal move order. The density of modal verbs varies greatly from move to move with significant differences in the frequency of occurrence in different moves. The use of modal verbs is much more move-determined than discipline-determined. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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