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ERIC Number: EJ856608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0889-4906
Research Article Introductions in English for Specific Purposes: A Comparison between Brazilian Portuguese and English
Hirano, Eliana
English for Specific Purposes, v28 n4 p240-250 Oct 2009
This paper compares the rhetorical organization of research article introductions in Brazilian Portuguese and in English within a subfield of Applied Linguistics. Using Swales' (1990) CARS model as an analytical tool, this exploratory study investigated 20 research articles. The findings indicate that introductions in Brazilian Portuguese tend to follow a different pattern from that of the model, whereas the introductions in English follow it closely. Different explanations are offered to account for the cross-cultural differences. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil