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Linguistic Features to Compile a Successful Scientific Discourse: Have Tunisian Novice Researchers Ever Seen Such Features during their Educational Career
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 8-15
Received: Sep. 10, 2014; Accepted: Oct. 14, 2014; Published: Jan. 27, 2015
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Chokri Smaoui, RU: Discourse Analysis, Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Elhoucine Essefi, National Engineering School of Sfax, Road of Soukra, km 4 Zipcode3038, Sfax, Tunisia
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This work predicted the difficulties of Tunisian novice researchers with scientific writing by studying, in terms of Functional Linguistics, two linguistic features used in the scientific discourse: syntactic structures and hedging. This work shows the deficiency of the official programs in terms of the required skills to compile a successful scientific discourse. Results showed that Tunisian novice researchers have never seen such features during their acquisition of English. Thus, they may face the hard challenge of packaging the high content of information in such an expository discourse to reach the informative and rhetorical purpose of their scientific products.
Syntactic Structures, Hedging, Functional Linguistics, Information Packaging, Expository Discourse, Informative Purpose, Rhetorical Purpose
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Chokri Smaoui, Elhoucine Essefi, Linguistic Features to Compile a Successful Scientific Discourse: Have Tunisian Novice Researchers Ever Seen Such Features during their Educational Career, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 8-15. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150301.12
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