A Comparative Analysis of Reporting Verbs in Research Papers authored by Pakistani and Native Writers

Tayyabba Yasmin, Intzar Hussain Butt, Muhammad Naeem Sarwar
2020 Global Language Review  
Decorous exploitation of reporting verbs is a fundamental component of academic writing. It facilitates in constructing authors' assertions as well as situating those assertions with the previously published literature in the field (Bloch, 2010). This study has been carried out to examine the phenomena of reporting verbs in the research articles of Education and English written by Pakistani and native speakers of English. A corpus-based approach has been adopted in this study. The corpus of the
more » ... . The corpus of the study comprises of 152 research articles, authored by native and Pakistani researchers in the fields of Education and English. The findings of the study exhibited dissimilarities in the ways the authors accredit the other sources in their work and demonstrate the reported statements in Pakistani and native corpora. This study will assist the research scholars to enhance their awareness regarding an appropriate selection of reporting verbs in their academic writings.
doi:10.31703/glr.2020(v-i).07 fatcat:jylk2gdba5ggblj3dpnytrmony