Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science, Education Management and Sports Education

Rhetorical Variation of RA Abstracts between Experts and Chinese Undergraduates

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Y.L. Wang
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Y.L. Wang
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
10.2991/ssemse-15.2015.216How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Abstracting; RA; Rhetorical Structure; Authorial Variation
Abstract

The study focused on the rhetorical variation of abstracts written by experts and Chinese undergraduates by investigating 60 RA abstracts in applied linguistics. Santos’ (1996) 5-move model was adopted as the analytical framework. The results showed that abstracts by the two groups of writers shared Move 2, 3 and 4 as conventional. However, the move pattern did vary a lot among them. With regard to verb tense, despite the similar tendency of using present tense in Move 1, 2 and 5, there were great differences in all the five moves in terms of occurrence frequency. The findings have significant pedagogical implications for novice writers’ abstracting in applied linguistics.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science, Education Management and Sports Education
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
10.2991/ssemse-15.2015.216
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2352-5398
DOI
10.2991/ssemse-15.2015.216How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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