Iranian EFL Journal, Volume (8), No (5), Year (2012-9) , Pages (9-12)

Title : ( Writers’ Stance-taking in EFL Articles: A Case of Persian, English and EFL Speakers )

Authors: Reza Pishghadam , Paria Kermanshahi ,

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This study seeks to investigate writers’ stance-taking in discussion section of EFL articles written by Persian, English, and EFL speakers. To achieve this purpose, three corpora were selected comprising 90 EFL articles randomly selected from reliable journals.The results of this study revealed that English writers mostly utilize ‘textual’ stance markers and ‘deontic’ ones; while Persian articles contained more ‘textual’ and ‘attitudinal / epistemic’ markers; andInterlanguage writers make use of ‘textual’ and ‘deontic’ stance markers as the first two frequently utilized markers. Finally, the results were discussed in the context of language learning and teaching and some suggestions were made.

Keywords

, Stance taking, EFL articles, English,
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@article{paperid:1030719,
author = {Pishghadam, Reza and Kermanshahi, Paria},
title = {Writers’ Stance-taking in EFL Articles: A Case of Persian, English and EFL Speakers},
journal = {Iranian EFL Journal},
year = {2012},
volume = {8},
number = {5},
month = {September},
issn = {1836-8743},
pages = {9--12},
numpages = {3},
keywords = {Stance taking; EFL articles; English; Persian.},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T Writers’ Stance-taking in EFL Articles: A Case of Persian, English and EFL Speakers
%A Pishghadam, Reza
%A Kermanshahi, Paria
%J Iranian EFL Journal
%@ 1836-8743
%D 2012

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