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A Pragmatic Approach to the Macro-Structure and Metadiscoursal Features of Research Article Introductions in the Field of Agricultural Sciences

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dc.contributor.author Saz Rubio, María Milagros del es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-03T12:13:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-03T12:13:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10
dc.identifier.issn 0889-4906
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/80509
dc.description.abstract [EN] Using Swales' (1990, 2004) Create-A-Research-Space model (CARS) as an investigative tool and Hyland's (2005) model of metadiscourse, this article reports on a pragmatic two-level rhetorical analysis of the constituent moves and steps of research article introductions and focuses on the identification and mapping of the metadiscoursal features most frequently employed to signal such moves. Findings reveal that the application of Swales' CARS models shows no radical departure from the traditionally prescribed M1 + M2 + M3 rhetorical pattern, and unveil the existence of particular step combinational patterns to achieve different communicative purposes. On the one hand, a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the metadiscourse in the moves indicates that evidentials, transition markers and code glosses are the most pervasive interactive categories. On the other hand, interactional metadiscourse is best reflected through the use of hedges and boosters. It is through a balanced combination of these two types of metadiscoursal features that writers manage to guide readers through the argumentative nature of the introduction to position themselves within the wider research context while abiding by the politeness conventions that underlie academic writing. This study has pedagogical implications for the writing practices of native and non-native researchers and contributes to the widening of current research on the genre of the RA. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof English for Specific Purposes es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Research articles es_ES
dc.subject Introductions es_ES
dc.subject Interactive and interactional metadiscourse es_ES
dc.subject Agricultural Sciences es_ES
dc.subject.classification FILOLOGIA INGLESA es_ES
dc.title A Pragmatic Approach to the Macro-Structure and Metadiscoursal Features of Research Article Introductions in the Field of Agricultural Sciences es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.esp.2011.03.002
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada - Departament de Lingüística Aplicada es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Agronòmica i del Medi Natural es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Saz Rubio, MMD. (2011). A Pragmatic Approach to the Macro-Structure and Metadiscoursal Features of Research Article Introductions in the Field of Agricultural Sciences. English for Specific Purposes. 30(4):258-271. doi:10.1016/j.esp.2011.03.002 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/:10.1016/j.esp.2011.03.002 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 258 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 271 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 30 es_ES
dc.description.issue 4 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 210530 es_ES


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