ERIC Number: EJ562788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
On the Use of the Passive and Active Voice in Astrophysics Journal Papers: With Extensions to Other Languages and Other Fields.
Tarone, Elaine; Dwyer, Sharon; Gillette, Susan; Icke, Vincent.
English for Specific Purposes, v17 n1 p113-32 1998
A study examined frequency of active, passive verb forms in two astrophysics journal articles, finding "we" plus an active voice occurs at least as frequently as the passive. This pattern typifies a previously unidentified type of research article, the logical argument scientific paper, whose characteristics are detailed. Similar pattern is seen in other fields and in Russian astrophysics papers. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A