Volume 14 (2022)
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Volume 12 (2020)
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Volume 10 (2018)
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Volume 1 (2009)
Metadiscourse strategies in Persian research articles; Implications for teaching writing English articles

Tohid Siami; Reza Abdi

Volume 4, Issue 9 , December 2012, , Pages 165-176

Abstract
  In order to develop an understanding of the rhetorical conventions in the Persian language and to find out the metadiscursive cultural norms of Iranian writers in their native language writings, it is necessary to probe into the implicit rhetorical features of academic writing which has so far eluded ...  Read More

Avoiding Prolixity in Academic Prose; the Use of Quantity Metadiscourse in Research Articles

Reza Abdi

Volume 3, Issue 7 , December 2011, , Pages 1-17

Abstract
  As part of a wider attempt to bestow the spirit of scholarly prose upon the research articles’ rhetorical structure, academic writers invariably take advantage of quantity metadiscourse markers to avoid prolixity and live up to the implicit and explicit maxims of quantity category as suggested ...  Read More

Projecting Cultural Identity through Metadiscourse Marking; A Comparison of Persian and English Research Articles

Reza Abdi

Volume 1, Issue 212 , December 2008, , Pages 1-15

Abstract
  Writing projects are socially-situated identities. The rhetorically-loaded aspects of writing, like metadiscourse marking, are more prone to carry such identities. Through analyzing metadiscourse strategies employment in Persian and English (as the lingua franca of academic discourse community) research ...  Read More