Graduates ’ gratitude : the generic structure of dissertation acknowledgements

@inproceedings{Hyland2004GraduatesG,
  title={Graduates ’ gratitude : the generic structure of dissertation acknowledgements},
  author={Ken Hyland},
  year={2004}
}
The neglect of acknowledgements in the EAP literature is perhaps surprising given their importance in the scholarly communication process. While unrelated to the important academic goals of establishing claims and reputations, the significance of this optional genre is confirmed by its widespread use and the role it plays in the academic practice of reciprocal gift giving. Acknowledgements are almost universal in dissertation writing where they provide writers with a unique rhetorical… CONTINUE READING
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