Open Journal of Modern Linguistics

Volume 2, Issue 4 (December 2012)

ISSN Print: 2164-2818   ISSN Online: 2164-2834

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

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DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2012.24018    4,088 Downloads   6,706 Views   Citations
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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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