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Title: Metadiscourse use in English Language and Sociology master’s theses literature review chapters
Authors: Akoto, Osei Yaw
Keywords: disciplines
literature review
master’s thesis
review genre
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: English for Specific Purposes World
Citation: English for Specific Purposes World, ISSN 1682-3257, www.esp-world.info, Issue No.57, v.21, 2019 Metadiscourse use
Abstract: Review genres are very crucial in the academy. Consequently, in recent times they have engendered the attentions of Applied Linguists, discourse analysts, literacy specialists, and most importantly scholars in EAP. In line with this, the present study explored variations in metadiscourse use across the literature review subgenre in English Language, and Sociology master’s theses. The data set consisted of twenty literature review chapters of master’s theses, 10 from each of the two disciplines. The metadiscursive items were manually identified and coded, drawing on the modified version of Hyland’s model of metadiscourse. Except transitions, the study revealed significant variations in all the other interactive and interactional subcategories across the two disciplines. The findings show that subgenre factor and disciplinarity influence metadiscoursal choices in master’s thesis. Pedagogic and theoretical implications of these findings are undoubted.
Description: An article published by English for Specific Purposes World
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12433
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