Phraseology used to comment on results in the discussion section of applied linguistics quantitative research articles

Le, Thi Ngoc Phuong and Harrington, Michael (2015) Phraseology used to comment on results in the discussion section of applied linguistics quantitative research articles. English for Specific Purposes, 39 45-61. doi:10.1016/j.esp.2015.03.003


Author Le, Thi Ngoc Phuong
Harrington, Michael
Title Phraseology used to comment on results in the discussion section of applied linguistics quantitative research articles
Journal name English for Specific Purposes   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0889-4906
1873-1937
Publication date 2015-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.esp.2015.03.003
Open Access Status
Volume 39
Start page 45
End page 61
Total pages 17
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Abstract This paper presents word clusters used to comment on results in the Discussion section of quantitative research articles in the field of applied linguistics. The corpus linguistic approach was adopted to identify clusters in 124 Discussion texts from leading applied linguistics journals. The identified clusters were then comprehensively analysed in context for their discourse functions. Next, the present study mapped the clusters onto an analytical framework termed the 'four-Step model', based on Yang and Allison's (2003) genre-based description of the Commenting on results Move. The study provided a detailed corpus linguistic account of how the clusters were used in specific Steps described in the model. A detailed description of the linguistic features, the internal structure (Move/Step cycles and embedding) and communicative functions of specific Steps in the Commenting on results Move were also presented based on the concordance analysis of the clusters. The findings further suggest that the use of specific clusters strongly manifests, and is conditioned by, the research article genre. The study has pedagogical implications for academic writing courses for students, especially for those from non-English language backgrounds.
Keyword Academic writing
Cluster
Corpus linguistic analysis
Genre-specific corpus
Phraseology
Research article discussion section
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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