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ERIC Number: EJ1176973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-7384
Engagement Features in Russian & English: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Academic Written Discourse
Khoutyz, Irina
Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, v13 n1 p1-20 2013
This paper examines discursive features of engagement (Hyland, 2009) demonstrated by native English- and Russian-speaking academics in their research articles. Pronoun choice, formation of directives, references to shared information, and use of rhetorical questions are identified in written academic discourse and analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. This research connects the use of interactional features in research-based writing and the communicative practices of the authors. It is argued that academic discursive traditions are molded by the sociocultural environment, which either encourages or discourages a writer to engage in dialogue with the reader.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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