On the Use of Interpersonal Metadiscourse Markers in Conclusion Section of Language Testing Articles

Kobra Davoodi


The present study examined the use of interpersonal metadiscourse markers in 100 conclusions of testing articles written by Iranian & European language testing experts. The selected corpus was analyzed through the Dafouz’s (2003) taxonomy of interpersonal metadiscourse markers model. The results revealed the metadiscursive resources are used differently between the two languages. As for the two authors, the results revealed that interpersonal markers were present in both groups of texts while Iranian scholars use interactional elements more frequently in comparison with their Europeans.


interpersonal metadisourse markers, testing articles, Iranian authors, European authors

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