A Cross- Disciplinary Genre Analysis Of Phd Theses Abstracts Of Pakistan

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Hina Manzoor , Dr. Sumera Umrani , Dr. Saman Hina


The goal of this reand search is to look into how interactive and interactional Meta discourse elements are used in applied linguistics and engineering PhD theses abstracts. The current study is constructed on the collection of 100 engineering thesis abstracts and 100 applied linguistics research abstracts. Hyland's model (2005) was used to analyze the corpus that was chosen fromboth fields incorporated interactive and interactional components in their abstracts, according to the findings. Writers in both the disciplines favored interactive Meta discourse over interactional Meta discourse. There were also substantial differences in the overall frequency of Meta discourse characteristics; furthermore the incidence of specific sections in interactive and interactional characteristics.

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