ERIC Number: EJ501146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Contrastive and Non-Contrastive Connectives: Metadiscourse Functions in Argumentation.
Barton, Ellen L.
Written Communication, v12 n2 p219-39 Apr 1995
Describes a set of metadiscourse functions arising from the use of contrastive and non-contrastive expressions in academic argumentation. Describes interpersonal metadiscourse functions of connectives within argumentative essays. Proposes that interpersonal uses of connectives mitigate counterclaims and emphasize claims based on the assumed roles and responses of writers and readers in an academic discourse community. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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