Rhetorical Structured Abstract

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In a study of linguistic realizations of rhetorical structure and authorial stance performed by Dzung Pho (2008), the results indicate that a combination of certain linguistic features such as grammatical subjects, verb tense and voice can help distinguish moves in the abstract.
Hartley (1999) discusses structured abstracts in comparison to traditional ones. The analysis shows that the structured abstracts were significantly more readable, longer, and more informative than the traditional ones. Moreover, the contents of the structured abstracts are more quickly and with less difficulty than the traditional ones.
In a study, Bloor (2004) reports on research into the variation of texts across disciplines and considers the implications of this
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