Generic Structure of Research Article Abstracts STRUCTURE GÉNÉRIQUE DES RÉSUMÉS DES ARTICLES DE RECHERCHES

@inproceedings{Hailin2010GenericSO,
  title={Generic Structure of Research Article Abstracts STRUCTURE G{\'E}N{\'E}RIQUE DES R{\'E}SUM{\'E}S DES ARTICLES DE RECHERCHES},
  author={Dong Hai-lin and Xue Huan},
  year={2010}
}
As an academic genre, the research article (RA) abstracts play an important role in academic community. This paper aims to explore the differences between RA abstracts by native and non-native speakers of English in terms of the generic structure. Theoretically, the commonly accepted IMRD model (Introduction-Method-Results-Discussion) and Swale’s Move-Step model are adopted to analyse the macro- and micro-structure respectively. It is found that the Introduction Move is obligatory for English… CONTINUE READING