A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE GENERIC STRUCTURES OF ENGLISH RESEARCH ARTICLE ABSTRACTS: MOVES AND THEIR REALIZATIONS

  • Wirada Amnuai Faculty of Sciences and Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan
Keywords: abstract, move analysis, research article, ICT, trustworthy non-predatory journals

Abstract

Research studies have showed that the rhetorical structures of research articles (hereafter referred to as RAs) written in English by native and non-native English speakers vary across disciplines. Based on a move-based approach, the present study compares the rhetorical structure of research article abstracts (hereafter referred to as RA abstracts) in the information and communications technology field (ICT), written by Thai or non-Thai authors, and published in leading, carefully selected, trustworthy and non-predatory international and Thaibased journals. Each of the two corpora (Thai-based and international) consisted of thirty English RA abstracts. The selected articles were analyzed using Hyland’s (2000) model. It was found that the frequency of occurrence of the conclusion move was different. Present simple tense was the most frequent choice and there was a mixture of active and passive voices. It is expected that the findings will be beneficial for novice Thai researchers when writing their RA abstracts. Also, this may lead to pedagogical implications for teaching students how to write RA abstracts effectively, especially in ICT-related fields.

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Published
2019-01-30
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Amnuai, W. (2019). A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE GENERIC STRUCTURES OF ENGLISH RESEARCH ARTICLE ABSTRACTS: MOVES AND THEIR REALIZATIONS. Social Science Asia, 5(1), 47-59. Retrieved from https://socialscienceasia.nrct.go.th/index.php/SSAsia/article/view/148
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