The Use of Metadiscourse Markers in English Research Articles by Native English Writers vs. Non-Native Writers: A Comparative Analysis

Metadiscourse markers are thought to be useful for conveying ideas to the audience, producing and organising persuasive writing based on individual expectations and norms, communicating effectively with readers, signalling the speaker’s or writer’s attitude, engaging the audience, and organising the discourse. The employment of metadiscourse indicators in English research articles by native English writers and non-native English researchers was compared in this study. The metadiscourse paradigm recognised interactive and interactional cues as metadiscourse markers. The researcher attentively examined each of the forty (40) English applied linguistic research publications and looked for interactional indicators in the introduction, material and methods, result and discussion, and conclusion sections. Arabic Journals of Humanities and International Academic Journals provided the articles. An independent sample two-tailed t-test was used to analyse the data. The results demonstrated that native English authors use interactive and interactional metadiscourse markers differently from non-native English writers. Non-native English writers should master the use of metadiscourse devices to write appealing and high-quality research articles, convey ideas to the audience, produce and organise persuasive writing based on the expectations and norms of the individuals involved, communicate effectively to readers, signal the speaker’s attitude, engage the audience, and organise the discourse resea

Author (s) Details

Mahmoud Mahmoud
Nizwa University, Oman.

Bilal Zakarneh
Ajman University, UAE.

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