回复: 求助Budsaba Kanoksilapatham的博士论文
1. Friginal, Eric. (2013). Twenty-five years of Biber's Multi-Dimensional Analysis: introduction to the special issue and an interview with Douglas Biber. Corpora, 8(2): 137-152.
2. Kanoksilapatham, Budsaba. (2003). A corpus-based investigation of scientific research articles: Linking move analysis with multidimensional analysis. Georgetown: Ph.D. dissertation of Georgetown University.
作者: Kanoksilapatham, Budsaba.
学校: Georgetown University.
指导老师: Connor-Linton, Jeffrey,eadvisorTyler, Andrea,eadvisor
学科: Education, Language and Literature.
来源: Dissertation Abstracts International
Move analysis and multidimensional analysis are two prominent approaches to textual analysis. Move analysis seeks to identify a &ldquo；move&rdquo； a text section that has a communicative function), whereas multidimensional analysis measures the relative frequency and functionally motivated co-occurrence patterns of linguistic features. Swales 1990) move analysis has been successful in describing the rhetorical organization of different sections of academic research articles. However, two main limitations have been raised for further analysis&mdash；the subjective nature of move identification and the need to empirically validate moves in linguistic terms. Meanwhile, Bibers 1988) multidimensional analysis has been successful in capturing linguistic features used to express communicative functions in different varieties of language use. This research demonstrates the value of linking these two approaches in demystifying scientific discourse. This study has two main objectives of identifying what rhetorical moves are commonly used and how these moves are expressed linguistically. The main procedures of this study are: corpus compilation, move analysis, inter-coder reliability analysis, and multidimensional analysis. The corpus consists of approximately 320,000 words from 60 research articles representing the top five journals in biochemistry. Move analysis was conducted on the four conventional sections of the research article corpus to identify the rhetorical organization of the corpus. The psychological reality of moves was assessed by an inter-coder reliability procedure. Multidimensional analysis was carried out to describe the linguistic realizations of moves. The move analysis revealed a 15-move structure in the four sections of scientific research articles Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion). These rhetorical moves were reliably identified, as shown by the high Cohens kappa values and agreement rates, indicating the psychological reality of the moves. The multidimensional analysis performed on the corpus demonstrates that move types are characteristically and significantly different along some of the seven dimensions of textual variation, supporting the validity of these rhetorical moves. This study provides a basic template of the structure of scientific research articles and identifies sets of linguistic features commonly used to express scientific ideas. This body of knowledge facilitates the process of disseminating scientific discoveries and advancements for both prospective native and non-native science writers of English.