social and human sciences review مجلة العلوم الاجتماعية والانسانية
Volume 19, Numéro 1, Pages 385-410

A Genre-based Analysis On The Introductions Of Applied Linguistics Research Articles Published In Algerian And International Journals Of Scientific Research A Comparative Study

Authors : Aggoun Wafa . Ghouar Amor .


Abstract Undoubtedly, writing research articles’ (RAs) introductions poses a significant challenge for researchers who find themselves at the heart of dilemma between establishing their research and setting their communicative goals. The present article offers a description and analysis of applied linguistics RAs introductions published in Algerian and International journals of scientific research in order to identify their prominent linguistic features as well as their rhetorical moves. The articles have been analyzed following Swales Create A Research Space (CARS) model for RA introductions. Corpus-analysis shows the main differences between introductions published in Algerian and international journals. Moreover, the study confirms the effectiveness of Swales CARS model to construct applied linguistics RA introduction.


Research Articles’ Introductions, Applied linguistics, Algerian and International journals of scientific research, linguistic features, rhetorical moves