Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

New from Cambridge University Press!


Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

Academic Paper

Title: A Contrastive Study of the Discourse of English and Arabic Theses' Abstracts
Author: Mekki B. Elbadri
Email: click here TO access email
Institution: (personal interest - not currently working at a university)
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Subject Language: Arabic, Standard
Arabic, Standard
Arabic, Standard
Arabic, Standard
Arabic, Standard
Abstract: This paper discusses the academic discourse of abstracts in Arabic and English. It aims at finding out whether the language in which an abstract is written influences the discourse features of the genre in question. The corpus consists of abstracts written in English and their translated versions in Arabic as well as ones written in Arabic and their translated versions in English. Analysis is conducted according to four basic criteria, i.e. Length, Macro-structure, Symmetry and Linearity. It is observed that abstracts show different features according to the language in which they are written. It is also concluded that students and researchers need more guidance on characteristics and importance of this academic genre.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Publication Info: Unpublished
Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page