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Article: Disciplinary interactions: Metadiscourse in L2 postgraduate writing

TitleDisciplinary interactions: Metadiscourse in L2 postgraduate writing
Authors
KeywordsDisciplinary interactions
L2 postgraduate
Metadiscourse
Issue Date2004
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jslw
Citation
Journal Of Second Language Writing, 2004, v. 13 n. 2, p. 133-151 How to Cite?
AbstractMetadiscourse is self-reflective linguistic expressions referring to the evolving text, to the writer, and to the imagined readers of that text. It is based on a view of writing as a social engagement and, in academic contexts, reveals the ways writers project themselves into their discourse to signal their attitudes and commitments. In this paper, I explore how advanced second language writers deploy these resources in a high stakes research genre. The paper examines the purposes and distributions of metadiscourse in a corpus of 240 doctoral and masters dissertations totalling four million words written by Hong Kong students. The paper proposes a model of metadiscourse as the interpersonal resources required to present propositional material appropriately in different disciplinary and genre contexts. The analysis suggests how academic writers use language to offer a credible representation of themselves and their work in different fields, and thus how metadiscourse can be seen as a means of uncovering something of the rhetorical and social distinctiveness of disciplinary communities. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130151
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.744
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.755
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dc.contributor.authorHyland, Ken_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:47:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:47:32Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Second Language Writing, 2004, v. 13 n. 2, p. 133-151en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1060-3743en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130151-
dc.description.abstractMetadiscourse is self-reflective linguistic expressions referring to the evolving text, to the writer, and to the imagined readers of that text. It is based on a view of writing as a social engagement and, in academic contexts, reveals the ways writers project themselves into their discourse to signal their attitudes and commitments. In this paper, I explore how advanced second language writers deploy these resources in a high stakes research genre. The paper examines the purposes and distributions of metadiscourse in a corpus of 240 doctoral and masters dissertations totalling four million words written by Hong Kong students. The paper proposes a model of metadiscourse as the interpersonal resources required to present propositional material appropriately in different disciplinary and genre contexts. The analysis suggests how academic writers use language to offer a credible representation of themselves and their work in different fields, and thus how metadiscourse can be seen as a means of uncovering something of the rhetorical and social distinctiveness of disciplinary communities. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jslwen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Second Language Writingen_HK
dc.subjectDisciplinary interactionsen_HK
dc.subjectL2 postgraduateen_HK
dc.subjectMetadiscourseen_HK
dc.titleDisciplinary interactions: Metadiscourse in L2 postgraduate writingen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHyland, K:khyland@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityHyland, K=rp01133en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jslw.2004.02.001en_HK
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-4043164610&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume13en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage133en_HK
dc.identifier.epage151en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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