Self-mentions in anthropology and history research articles: Variation between and within disciplines

MCGRATH, Lisa (2016). Self-mentions in anthropology and history research articles: Variation between and within disciplines. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 21, 86-98.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to investigate the deployment of self-mentions in 18 history and 18 anthropology published research articles. ‘I’ was used more frequently in the anthropology articles than in history articles, a finding that can be traced to the knowledge-making practices of the disciplines. However, considerable intra-disciplinary variation was also observed, both in terms of frequency of self-mentions per article and the author roles adopted via the use of the first-person subject pronoun. Based on the results, I argue that there is a need to raise students' awareness of intra- as well as interdisciplinary variation in academic discourse, particularly in the humanities.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2015.11.004
    Page Range: 86-98
    Depositing User: Lisa Mcgrath
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 10:01
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 00:26
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11589

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