S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) English Language and Literature (영어영문학과) SNU working papers in English language and linguistics SNU working papers in English language and linguistics Vol.07 (2008)
Rhetorical Structures of Research Article Abstracts: a Preliminary Proposal of the Auto-featural Model
- Park, JaiHyoung
- Issue Date
- SNU Working Papers in English Linguistics and Language, Vol.7, pp. 77-106
- CARS model; IMRD model; rhetorical structure; research article(RA) abstract; genre analysis; move; step
- Writing an abstract of a research article in English is a must among the current academic communities. Unfortunately, for the non-native speakers of English, structuring their abstract is not an easy task. In a number of textbooks on abstract writing, it has been traditionally recommended to write an abstract as a miniature of the full research paper. Recent empirical findings, however, suggest that more than mere summarizing takes place. This paper proposes a new analytic scheme for various rhetorical structures of abstracts in research articles. The proposed model comprises earlier models such as IMRD and CARS(Swqles 1990,2004), and allows a descriptively precise analysis, by which we could explore some possible features rather difficult to be explained in the previous research. The proposed model, however, is a preliminary version. Thus, this model has to ve refined through a further empirical research.