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A Comparative Study of Evidentiality in RAs in Applied Linguistics Written by NS and Chinese Writers

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This paper is devoted to a comparative study of evidentiality in RAs (Research Articles) of NS (Native speakers) and Chinese writers. It examines whether cultural factors influence the writer’s choice concerning evidentiality and the interpersonal functions of evidentiality. First, it illustrates the necessity of the comparative study. Second, it presents the findings, including the similarities and the differences. Third, the pedagogical implications are pointed out

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Yang, L. (2012). A Comparative Study of Evidentiality in RAs in Applied Linguistics Written by NS and Chinese Writers. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 2, 140-146. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2012.24018.

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