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Article: Graduates' gratitude: The generic structure of dissertation acknowledgements

TitleGraduates' gratitude: The generic structure of dissertation acknowledgements
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/esp
Citation
English For Specific Purposes, 2004, v. 23 n. 3, p. 303-324 How to Cite?
AbstractThe neglect of acknowledgements in the EAP literature is perhaps surprising given their importance in the scholarly communication process. While unrelated to the important academic goals of establishing claims and reputations, the significance of this optional genre is confirmed by its widespread use and the role it plays in the academic practice of reciprocal gift giving. Acknowledgements are almost universal in dissertation writing where they provide writers with a unique rhetorical opportunity not only to convey their genuine gratitude for the intellectual and personal assistance they have received in completing their research, but also to promote a competent scholarly identity by displaying their immersion in scholarly networks, their active disciplinary membership, and their observance of the valued academic ideals of modesty, gratitude and appropriate self-effacement. This paper discusses the importance of this genre and examines the generic structure of the acknowledgements accompanying 240 PhD and MA dissertations written by non-native speakers of English in a variety of disciplines at five Hong Kong universities. © 2003 The American University. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130137
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.143
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.659
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dc.contributor.authorHyland, Ken_HK
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dc.identifier.issn0889-4906en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe neglect of acknowledgements in the EAP literature is perhaps surprising given their importance in the scholarly communication process. While unrelated to the important academic goals of establishing claims and reputations, the significance of this optional genre is confirmed by its widespread use and the role it plays in the academic practice of reciprocal gift giving. Acknowledgements are almost universal in dissertation writing where they provide writers with a unique rhetorical opportunity not only to convey their genuine gratitude for the intellectual and personal assistance they have received in completing their research, but also to promote a competent scholarly identity by displaying their immersion in scholarly networks, their active disciplinary membership, and their observance of the valued academic ideals of modesty, gratitude and appropriate self-effacement. This paper discusses the importance of this genre and examines the generic structure of the acknowledgements accompanying 240 PhD and MA dissertations written by non-native speakers of English in a variety of disciplines at five Hong Kong universities. © 2003 The American University. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/espen_HK
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dc.titleGraduates' gratitude: The generic structure of dissertation acknowledgementsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHyland, K:khyland@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume23en_HK
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