A Comparative Analysis of Interactive Metadiscourse Features in Discussion section of Research Articles Written in English and Persian

Gholam Hassan Khajavy, Seyyedeh Fatemeh Asadpour, Ali Yousefi

Abstract


The purpose of the present study is to examine the interactive metadiscoursal features in the discussion section of the English and Persian sociological research articles.  The analysis is based on a corpus of 20 research articles from sociological discipline; 10 from English-written articles published in international journals, and 10 from Persian-written articles published in national journals. Results of the study showed that English research articles use more overall interactive features than Persian articles in Sociological discipline. The only subcategory that Persian research articles showed more frequency was Endophoric markers. It seems that linguistic and cultural contexts are reflected in the written texts of these two languages.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v4i2.1767

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