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Metadiscourse in Written Genres: Uncovering Textual and Interactional Aspects of Texts

Edited By Ciler Hatipoglu, Erdem Akbas and Yasemin Bayyurt

Taking metadiscourse as their starting point, the contributions to this edited volume focus both on the interactive and cross-cultural aspects of written texts from varying genres. Using rich and innovative data collection and analysis methods, comparing and contrasting patterns in frequently studied (English, Japanese) with understudied (Turkish, Russian/Ukrainian) languages, and relating empirical data to a web of theoretical frameworks, the articles in this book clearly display the variety, complexity and multiplicity of metadiscoursal analysis of written texts. The volume aims to substantially advance our understanding of the communicative nature of written texts and contributes to the advancement and expansion of researchers’ interests in this field.

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Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors

Çiler Hatipoğlu, Erdem Akbaş and Yasemin Bayyurt

Introduction

Organization of the book

Davud Kuhi

Towards the development of a socially-informed and process-oriented model of research in metadiscourse

Robert MacIntyre

Should I boost or should I hedge: the use of hedges and boosters in the writing of argumentative essays by Japanese university students

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