Rhetorical Structure of Research Acknowledgment Sections in Master's Thesis Manuscripts

Elizabeth B. Alibangbang, Donnie M. Tulud
2020 Modern Journal of Studies in English Language Teaching and Literature  
This study was conducted to establish the rhetorical patterns of master's thesis acknowledgment sections in different masters' degree programs of one of the leading state universities in the Philippines. The analysis of the fifty-one (51) randomly sampled research acknowledgments revealed that the research acknowledgments from different programs follow the general framework proposed by Hyland (2004). However, some specific moves and steps in the acknowledgments sections under study are not
more » ... stent with the model provided by Hyland. This implies that the research acknowledgment section can be written in a variety of styles depending on the orientation of the writer.
doi:10.56498/21202095 fatcat:b4jzxkmumncabehey5hjphg4bi