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ERIC Number: EJ1140601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
Analysis of Metadiscourse Markers in Academic Written Discourse Produced by Turkish Researchers
Duruk, Eda
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v13 n1 p1-9 2017
This study aims at examining the frequency of interpersonal metadiscourse markers in academic written discourse and investigating the way Turkish writers use interpersonal metadiscourse, namely in MA dissertations from one major academic field; English language teaching (ELT). A corpus based research is applied by examining a total of 20 dissertations written recently by Turkish writers writing in a second language. The dissertations were searched for all these expressions and further analysis was made by examining three sections of dissertations-methodology, results, and discussion. In-depth analysis based on the use of interpersonal metadiscourse markers showed that while "hedges", "empathics (boosters)" and "attitude markers" are all used by Turkish writers to a certain extent, "attitude markers" are found to be the most frequent ones. On the other hand, with respect to the use of personal markers, differences were found among the writers. The analysis of dissertation sections revealed common results.
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. Hacettepe Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi B Blok, Yabanci Diller Egitimi Bolumu, Ingiliz Dili Egitimi Anabilim Dali, Ankara 06800, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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