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20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Contrastive analysis of rhetorical structure in English and Vietnamese research article abstracts in the field of Economics

Abstract in research articles provides substantial information about the background, purposes, methodology, results, and conclusions of the study. It plays a pivotal role in terms of both content and rhetorical structure to induce readers that the article is worth reading. This study adopted Hyland's (2000) five-move model to examine the similarities and differences between English and Vietnamese research article abstracts in the economic field. Accordingly, 100 abstracts extracted from 50 English articles and 50 Vietnamese ones are analyzed based on Hyland's (2000) model including Introduction, Purpose, Method, Results, and Conclusion. The selected articles are all indexed in prestigious economic journals in Vietnam and in the world. The results indicated that the prominent pattern of abstracts in Vietnamese journal follow the structure Purpose, Method, Results, and Conclusion. Whereas, the majority of English article abstracts conform to all the five moves comprising Introduction, Purpose, Method, Results, and Conclusion. Findings from this research provide pedagogical implications for ESP (English for specific purposes) lecturers, Economic-content lecturers, and ESP students who frequently read economic research for teaching and learning ESP. The findings also offer insights into the discourse of scientific research texts in the economics field for Vietnamese researchers who desire to publish in international journals. Key words: rhetorical structure, abstract, journal article, ESP, economic research.

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Abstract in research articles provides substantial information about the background, purposes, methodology, results, and conclusions of the study. It plays a pivotal role in terms of both content and rhetorical structure to induce readers that the article is worth reading. This study adopted Hyland's (2000) five-move model to examine the similarities and differences between English and Vietnamese research article abstracts in the economic field. Accordingly, 100 abstracts extracted from 50 English articles and 50 Vietnamese ones are analyzed based on Hyland's (2000) model including Introduction, Purpose, Method, Results, and Conclusion. The selected articles are all indexed in prestigious economic journals in Vietnam and in the world. The results indicated that the prominent pattern of abstracts in Vietnamese journal follow the structure Purpose, Method, Results, and Conclusion. Whereas, the majority of English article abstracts conform to all the five moves comprising Introduction, Purpose, Method, Results, and Conclusion. Findings from this research provide pedagogical implications for ESP (English for specific purposes) lecturers, Economic-content lecturers, and ESP students who frequently read economic research for teaching and learning ESP. The findings also offer insights into the discourse of scientific research texts in the economics field for Vietnamese researchers who desire to publish in international journals. Key words: rhetorical structure, abstract, journal article, ESP, economic research.

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Hung Vuong University
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Thuongmai University, Hanoi, Vietnam
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