Intercultural Rhetoric and Academic Writing: Contrastive Analysis of Research Articles’ Introductions Written in Spanish by Slovene Researchers

Authors

  • David Heredero Zorzo Institute OUTJ
  • Barbara Pihler Ciglič Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Gemma Santiago Alonso Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/vestnik.9.83-106

Keywords:

intercultural rhetoric, academic writing, corpus study, rhetorical moves, introduction in research articles

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study that, following the precepts of intercultural rhetoric, analyses research articles written in Spanish by Slovenian specialists. The study, framed within a larger research, focuses specifically on the rhetorical movements of the introductions following the CARS model (Swales, 1990, 2004). The results are analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively, contrasting them with those extracted from comparable research articles published by native researchers in Spanish and Slovene.
The aim of the research is to establish criteria regarding the differences and similarities of the academic discourse of the Slovene researchers in relation to the native speakers of Spanish, pointing out where didactic applications to solve the existing disparities are needed, in order that their productions will be in line with the expectations of the audience to which they are directed.

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Published

28.12.2017

How to Cite

Heredero Zorzo, D., Pihler Ciglič, B., & Santiago Alonso, G. (2017). Intercultural Rhetoric and Academic Writing: Contrastive Analysis of Research Articles’ Introductions Written in Spanish by Slovene Researchers. Journal for Foreign Languages, 9(1), 83–106. https://doi.org/10.4312/vestnik.9.83-106

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Linguistics