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Cross-cultural variation in the degree of dialogicality in research articles: On some text-organizing devices

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Year of publication 2012
Type Chapter of a book
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Faculty of Education

Description This chapter aims to discover whether there is cross-cultural variation in the use of certain text-organizing devices (mostly labelled discourse markers) in academic texts since it is assumed that these text organizers, in particular some of their semantic classes, can enhance the interaction between the author(s) of the text and the prospective reader(s) and thus foster the dialogic character of academic written discourse. Accordingly, the analysis is based on two specialized corpora of research articles, one representing Anglo-American academic texts written by experienced native speakers of English and the other representing Central European academic texts produced by non-native speakers of English from one discourse community in Central Europe – the Czech Republic.
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