An Approach to Metadiscourse Markers: A Contrastive Study of English and Arabic Linguistic Research Articles

Tamer Hamed Mohamed


The present study investigates metadiscourse markers role in linguistic research articles to realize the social contrasts among English and Arabic cultures in performing research articles. It utilizes a contrastive text of seventy research articles of different English and Arabic researchers. Metadiscorse markers reflect the culture of researchers in either Arabic or English language through a contrastive statistical outcomes that reinforces the current research goal. Two types of metadiscourse are dominant across the study: interactive and interactional. Moreover, in a way to illustrate the differences among the selected research papers, the study uses the Chi-square tests in its investigation.

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