A corpus-based analysis: the use of citations

Loi, Chek Kim (2012) A corpus-based analysis: the use of citations. In: Conference proceeding International Conference: Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World, 16 – 18 May 2012, Phuket,Thailand.


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The present study examines the use of citations in research article introductions in the field of educational psychology using Swales’s (1990) categorisation of citations as integral and nonintegral. The corpus for this study comprises 40 introductions of research articles – 20 Chinese and 20 English – in the field of educational psychology. Ten professors affiliated with higher institutions in native English-speaking countries and six professors with higher institutions in mainland China participated as the specialist informants for the present study. These professors are academic writers who have published their articles in the two selected representative journals of the present study. Whenever applicable, specialist informants’ views offer additional insights into the findings in the corpus-based contrastive analysis. The findings of the present study provide some insights into the teaching and learning of academic English writing for Chinese ESL students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keyword: Academic writer, citation, research article introduction, reporting verb
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Department: CENTRE > Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
Depositing User: Munira M
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 11:30
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 10:36
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/16971

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