Understanding Writers’ Intention: Personal and Impersonal Metadiscourse on Online Conference Abstracts (75959)

Session Information: Foreign Languages Education: Teaching, Assessment, and Development
Session Chair: Jocelyn Perida-Castro

Saturday, 25 November 2023 13:10
Session: Session 2
Room: Room F (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Switched to Virtual Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Aside from journal publications, research conference is another avenue for scholars to share their research findings with the academic community. During the Covid-19 pandemic, many annual, bi-annual, and quarterly research migrated to fully online presentations. In light of this migration to a fully online conference modality from 2020-2022, this study examined the rhetorical moves present on conference research abstracts from four disciplines: Language and Literature, Business and Economics, Science and Technology, and Education. The data were sourced from the online published Conference Book of Abstracts which were manually color-coded by the researcher with the aid of two additional intercoders to identify the communicative function of the conference abstract using Hyland’s (2000) five-move model: (1) introduction (2) purpose (3) method (4) result or product and (5) conclusion. Moreover, the data were also run to AntConc Software to see the common transitional devices plus the personal and impersonal moves used (Hyland, 2005). The result yielded that the most common interactive expressions were mostly transitional, evidentials, and frame markers but there were no endophoric and code glosses. This study significantly grounds how research abstracts as a summary of the whole paper entice readers and or conference attendees.

Jocelyn Perida-Castro, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Jocelyn Perida-Castro is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Multidisciplinary Studies in Philippines

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00