Are we visible? An interdisciplinary data-based study of self-mention in research articles

@article{Khedri2016AreWV,
  title={Are we visible? An interdisciplinary data-based study of self-mention in research articles},
  author={Mohsen Khedri},
  journal={Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics},
  year={2016},
  volume={52},
  pages={403 - 430}
}
  • Mohsen Khedri
  • Published 2016
  • Linguistics
  • Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics
Abstract Research articles have often materialized through the use of impersonal objective strategies viz. abstract rhetors, passive constructions, and nominalizations. However, intrusive or subjective strategies, such as self-mentions, appear to integrate impersonal structures. As a rhetorical strategy to explicitly portray authorial selves, self-mentions help writers to project themselves into the discourse by marketing themselves and demarcating their original contribution to the field. Here… 

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