Cultural differences in the organization of research article introductions form the field of educational psychology : English and Chinese

Loi, Chek Kim and Evans, Moyra Sweetnam (2011) Cultural differences in the organization of research article introductions form the field of educational psychology : English and Chinese. Journal of Prasmatics, 42 (10). pp. 2814-2825. ISSN 2814-2825

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Abstract

This paper investigates the rhetorical organization of the introduction sections of English and Chinese researcharticles in the field of educationalpsychology. The study reported in this paper adopts [Swales, 1990] and [Swales, 2004] framework of move analysis. In general, the findings of the present study reveal that there are similarities and differences between English and Chinese researcharticleintroductions in terms of the employment of moves and steps. It is suggested that the rhetorical differences reflect some of the distinctive characteristics of the two different cultures, English and Chinese. The findings of the present study have both theoretical and pedagogical implications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genre analysis, Contrastive rhetoric, Communicative intention, Socio-cultural factor, Academic writing
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: SCHOOL > Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 09:41
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 04:55
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/5012

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