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Strategi dan jenis retorik penulisan makalah penyelidikan dalam jurnal berimpak tinggi

Zamimah, Osman (2015) Strategi dan jenis retorik penulisan makalah penyelidikan dalam jurnal berimpak tinggi. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Numerous studies related to research articles in the fields of contrastive rhetoric and genre analysis had been undertaken by both local and international scholars. Nevertheless, investigations in the field of rhetorical studies, specifically those focusing on the rhetorical types and strategies employed in the research papers published by Scopus indexed journals have yet to be done. Therefore, this study was carried out to identify strategies and types of rhetoric employed in the writing of Malay research papers that were published in the Scopus indexed journals. This qualitative study used a content analysis approach that involved eight Malay research journal articles published in the fields of social sciences and humanities. The articles were downloaded via links from Scopus indexed journal websites. Grice’s Cooperative Principle theory, introduced in 1975 was used to analyse the data. The research results showed that the four maxims listed by Grice were often flouted with maxim of manner and maxim of relevance absorbed into maxim of quality and maxim of quantity. The findings offer new perspective to Grice’s theory. The findings on the types of rhetoric demonstrated that only four out of the five types of rhetoric proposed by Brooks and Warren in 1979 were used significantly in the research papers, namely the descriptive, exposition, argumentative and narrative types. Exposition and argumentative types were the dominant types of rhetoric in the Malay research papers with both types found to be independent and can stand alone in writing. Meanwhile, the descriptive and narrative types were dependent and cannot stand alone in writing. This study contributes to the body of knowledge by developing Grice’s Cooperative Principle further in the context of Malay research paper writing. In addition, this study can serve as a guide to the university publishers, specifically editors and academicians, in their endeavours to help generate self-sufficient scientific journals that are at par with the international journals.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research papers; Scopus; rhetorical strategy; types of rhetoric; rhetorical writing; Grice’s Cooperative Principle.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 09:25
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 07:28
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5318

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