Genre Analysis of Civil Engineering’s Research Article Introductions


  •  Hina Manzoor    
  •  Aisha Majeed    
  •  Madiha Munaf    

Abstract

The present study explores the structures of Civil Engineering research articles’ (RA) introductions based on Swales’ 1990 CARS (Create a Research Space) model. It analyzes fifteen Civil Engineering research articles’ introductions according to the move structure and linguistic features that would indicate the use and avoidance of the move. Findings show that move-pattern in RA introductions of this field follow all three moves but it does not adhere to the proposed sequence given in the model. It is suggested for enhancement of reading and writing skills and subject knowledge of ESL/EFL/ESP students, pedagogy of CARS model can play an effective role as it is still applicable.



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