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ERIC Number: EJ1001322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
A Contrastive Study Doctoral Dissertation Acknowledgements by English Non-Native (Chinese) and Native Students in Applied Linguistics
Golpour, Farhad
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v16 n2 p59-67 2012
In recent years, genre studies have attracted the attention of many researchers. The aim of the present study was to observe the differences in generic structure of doctoral dissertation acknowledgements texts written by English native and non-native (Chinese) PhD students. To this end, thirty native English students' acknowledgement texts and the same number of non-native (Chinese) dissertations acknowledgement texts were selected. The model that was used in this study was Hyland (2003) model. After analyzing each text, the main moves and their steps were extracted and the frequencies of each one were calculated and compared. The results showed that there were some differences but these differences were not statistically significant. In addition, a new step called "thanking God" step was discovered in both texts throughout this study. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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