Metadiscourse In Shakespeare's Use Of Language In Literature

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INTRODUCTION It is generally agreed upon that people use language to convey both referential information and "create and sustain expressive meanings"(Malinowski, 1930, p. 231). Academic discourse, as a kind of communication, is no exception.According to Hyland (2004), academic writers do not just produce texts which represent an external reality, but use language to offer a credible representation of their work and themselves and Hyland's view, metadiscourse is based on a view of writing as a social and communicative engagement and, in academic contexts, shows the ways writers project themselves into their argumentation in order to control their interactive intentions and signal their perspectives and commitments. In so doing, writers try to convey their personality, credibility, consideration of the reader and the relationship to the subject matter and to readers by using certain devices in their texts. The devices, according to Hyland (2005), including words, phrases, main clauses and even punctuation and typographic marks, are referred to as metadiscourse.…show more content…
133).Metadiscourse markers are one of the rhetorical tools that make a text reader-friendly and as such enable the writer to reach the audience.Vande Koppel (1985) suggests that metadiscourse conveys textual and interpersonal meanings. Interpersonal metadiscourse "helps writers express their personalities, their evaluations of and attitudes towards ideational material, show what role in the communication situation they are choosing, and indicate how they hope readers will respond to the ideational material" (VandeKoplle, 1985, p. 2-3). Textual metadiscourse helps writers

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