METADISCOURSE AND RHETORICAL MOVES IN ENGLISH ABSTRACT SECTION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ (THESIS) ARTICLES AT STKIP PGRI JOMBANG

MARDIANA, WIWIK (2015) METADISCOURSE AND RHETORICAL MOVES IN ENGLISH ABSTRACT SECTION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ (THESIS) ARTICLES AT STKIP PGRI JOMBANG. Masters thesis, Diponegoro University.

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Abstract

This research aims to describe rhetorical moves, metadiscourse types and resources used to accompany the moves in English abstract section of undergraduate students’ (thesis) article at STKIP PGRI Jombang. Moreover, this research also explains how the metadiscourse functions are applied in relation to the moves. The method of this study is qualitative research. The data collected using non-participant observation method and note taking techniques were analyzed with the theory of rhetorical moves in abstracts and metadiscourse. The results show that from 42 abstracts, only few abstracts from science belong to informational abstracts. Humanities tends to use three moves with the pattern PMR (Purpose, Method, Results); meanwhile, science andsocial science tend to use four moves with the pattern BPMR (Background, Purpose, Method, Results). On the whole, interactional metadiscourse is infrequently used. In terms of functions of metadiscourse in relation to moves, discourse goal (sub-type of frame markers) characterizes Move 2. Then, the resources of boosters which characterize move 4 are show, found, obtained, embodied, and revealed. Conclude (resources of frame markers sub-type—discourse stage) characterizes move 5. Some metadiscourse types related to the moves applied are evidentials, hedges, boosters, attitude markers and self-mentions. There are also certain resources in certain metadiscourse types which exist in certain move such as the resource of transitions and code glosses. In conclusion, only few abstracts from science support support Day’s (1995) model. In the use of metadiscourse, the use of interactive metadiscourse is dominant. From 10 types of metadiscourse, transitions are frequently employed.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Pembimbing: Dr. Suharno, M.Ed.
Uncontrolled Keywords:interactive metadiscourse, interactional metadiscourse, rhetorical moves, abstracts
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:46320
Deposited By:Mahasiswa Magister Linguistik
Deposited On:08 Sep 2015 15:50
Last Modified:15 Feb 2018 07:45

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