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A proposed metadiscourse framework for lay ESL writers


Tan, Helen and Chan, Swee Heng and Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah (2012) A proposed metadiscourse framework for lay ESL writers. World Applied Sciences Journal, 20 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1818-4952; ESSN: 1991-6426


In the past two decades, writing scholars [1-3] have tried to make sense of the functions and forms of metadiscourse in writing. In doing so, each of these scholars have designed varied metadiscourse frameworks that illustrate the different categories, functions and linguistic realizations so as to capture the use of metadiscourse more succinctly. The intention of this study is to review existing metadiscourse frameworks and to plug the gap that could exist for a more comprehensive framework for effective use by lay ESL writers. The underlying postulation is that various frameworks may have different assumptions, and thus to meet the needs of lay ESL writers, a different approach is likely needed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5829/idosi.wasj.2012.20.01.1530
Publisher: IDOSI Publications
Keywords: Metadiscourse; Metadiscourse framework; Lay ESL writers; Academic writing; Organizational discourse markers; Interpersonal discourse markers
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2020 07:26
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 07:26
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