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Communicative Functions of Code Glosses in Students’ Handbook from a Ghanaian University

Author: Akoto, Osei Yaw; Department of Communication Studies University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Publisher: Techmind Research Society 2014-04-21
Edition/Format:   Downloadable archival material : English
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In recent times, metadiscoursal devices are increasingly being studied by researchers in Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis and English for Academic and Specific Purposes because of their indispensable role in all forms of communication. Unfortunately, code glosses, one of the metadiscoursal devices, have not received much attention in metadiscoursal studies. To fill this gap, the present study draws on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Akoto, Osei Yaw; Department of Communication Studies University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Language Note: English
OCLC Number: 902658379
Notes: application/pdf

Abstract:

In recent times, metadiscoursal devices are increasingly being studied by researchers in Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis and English for Academic and Specific Purposes because of their indispensable role in all forms of communication. Unfortunately, code glosses, one of the metadiscoursal devices, have not received much attention in metadiscoursal studies. To fill this gap, the present study draws on Hyland’s model of code glosses to explore the use of code glosses in the Students’ Handbook of University of Cape Coast. Qualitative content analysis was employed in analysing the data set. The analysis of the text revealed that code glosses helped clarify a proposition by  defining, exemplifying, reformulating and simplifying it  The findings have implications for the theory of metadiscourse, in general, and code glosses, in particular and institutional communication/discourse.
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