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We All Speak English, but Do We Write in the Same Language?

Maria Nedelcu Pascu () and Laura Brad ()
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Maria Nedelcu Pascu: Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Laura Brad: Bucharest University of Economic Studies


Abstract: This study aims to identify a series of differences between International and Romanian publications by running a linguistic analysis on a corpus of research articles coming from both Romanian and International journals. The outcomes of this paper can help researchers to improve their writing skills for their future publications, by providing them a guideline for raising the quality of their research articles by expanding the Discussion & Conclusion section. We identify a phrase bank that can be used afterwards by Romanian researchers in their attempts to publish their articles in International journals. The research question we are trying to answer in this study is: How is the low level of confidence in our researchers’ ability to communicate in English influencing the quality of Romanian journals? This study is structured into two main parts: the first one is drawing a picture for the theoretical background in the research domain of linguistic analysis and it is identifying the niche among the latest studies conducted in the field, and the second section represents the empirical study, the actual linguistic comparison between discussion & conclusion sections of articles published in Romanian and International journals. The last part of the paper is a conclusion and limitation section for this study, providing discussion about the outcomes of this research and directions for future studies.

Keywords: corpus analysis; genre analysis; textual practices; research discourse organization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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