Interactive and Interactional Markers in ISI and Non-ISI Applied Linguistic Journal Articles Written by Iranian Authors: A Contrastive Meta-Discourse Analysis of Method Section


1 Assistant Professor of TESL/TEFL, ELT Department, Islamic Azad University- Karaj Branch

2 PhD Candidate, ELT Department, Islamic Azad University- Karaj Branch


Meta-discourse as a self-reflective linguistic tool has received considerable attention in recent years. Besides, it plays a leading role in exploring variations in the way authors pen a manuscript. The present study aims at investigating variations in the use of both interactive and interactional meta-discourse markers among ISI and non-ISI articles written by Iranian authors in the field of Applied Linguistics. The corpora in the present study comprised a total of 8 Research Articles (RAs) in ISI and non-ISI journals published in 2016 and 2017. We described the distribution of interactive and interactional markers in Method sections using Hyland’s (2005) model as a framework. The results of the quantitative analysis disclosed that genre expectations of journals had a determining role in the writers’ choice of some meta-discourse markers. Owing to this fact, similarities were found in the use and distribution of meta-discourse markers across ISI and non-ISI data. In addition, a significant difference was found between the types of interactive meta-discourse markers as used in ISI and non-ISI journals. Moreover, the findings revealed similarities in employing the type of interactional meta-discourse markers in our corpora. Our study may promise some pedagogical implications for material development and English for Specific Purposes (ESP).


Article Title [Persian]

تجزیه و تحلیل فراگفتمان در مقالات ISI و غیر ISI توسط نویسندگان ایرانی در رشته ی زبان انگلیسی و تحلیل بخش روش مقاله ها

Authors [Persian]

  • فرید قائمی 1
  • گیتی صبادوست 2
1 استادیار گروه TESL / TEFL دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد کرج
2 دانشجوی دکتری دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد کرج
Abstract [Persian]

متا گفتمان به عنوان یک ابزار زبانی خود بازتابی در سال های اخیر توجه مححققان را به خود جلب کرده است و این امر به خاطر نقش پیشرویی است که این ابزار در تغییر درقلم نویسندگان دریافت کرده است. مطالعه حاضر با هدف بررسی تغییرات در استفاده از هر دو نشانگر فرا گفتمان تعاملی بین مقالاتISI و مقالات غیر ISI توسط نویسندگان ایرانی در زمینه زبان شناسی کاربردی نوشته شده است. مجموعه مقالات مورد بررسی در این تحقیق در مجموع 8 مقاله از مجلات ISI و8 مقاله از مجلات غیر ISI که در سال 2016 و 2017 منتشر شد می باشد. ما در توزیع نشانگرها از مدل (2005) هایلند به عنوان یک چارچوب توصیفی استفاده کردیم. نتایج حاصل از تجزیه و تحلیل کمی فاش کرد که کنوانسیون سبک نقش تعیین کننده ای در انتخاب نشانگرهای فراگفتمان توسط نویسندگان این مقالات دارد و این امر موجب شباهت در قلم نویسندگان مقالات ISI و مقالات غیر ISI شده است. علاوه بر این، تفاوت معنی داری بین نوع نشانگر فرا گفتمان تعاملی در ژورنالهای ISI و غیرISI پیدا شد. به لحاظ آموزشی این تحقیق در تعیین اهداف خاص به منظور برنامه ریزی مناسب برای آموزش صریح و روشن در نوشتن مقالات تحقیقی نقش موثری را ایفا می کند.

Keywords [Persian]

  • تجزیه و تحلیل متا گفتمان
  • نشانگر تعاملی
  • بخش روش
  • زبان شناسی کاربردی
  • مقالات پژوهشی
  • مجلات ISI
  • مجلات غیر ISI
  • انگلیسی برای اهداف ویژه
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