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ERIC Number: EJ916478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4906
Discursive Hierarchical Patterning in Economics Cases
Lung, Jane
English for Specific Purposes, v30 n2 p138-149 Apr 2011
This paper attempts to apply Lung's (2008) model of the discursive hierarchical patterning of cases to a closer and more specific study of Economics cases and proposes a model of the distinct discursive hierarchical patterning of the same. It examines a corpus of 150 Economics cases with a view to uncovering the patterns of discourse construction. These patterns, to a certain extent, may be attributed to the nature of the discipline. It has been noted that learners need to be given a more informed and realistic framework as seen from the model provided in this paper. By recognising the "thumb-print" of the discursive patterning of Economics cases, students and novices in a profession will be better equipped to meet the challenge of attaining professionalism in their chosen careers. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Language: English
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