A Genre Analysis of Thesis Abtracts at a State University in Banten

Authors

  • Fauzy Rahman Kosasih Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia Open University)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21512/lc.v12i1.1963

Keywords:

genre analysis, move structure, thesis abstract

Abstract

This study was conducted to identify the move structure of English abstracts of students’ thesis of a State University in public administration, management, fisheries management, and mathematics education programs, compare the consistency of these cross-disciplinary English abstracts with Bathia’s (1993) four-move structure and Swales & Feak’s (2004) five-move structure, and identify the preferred verb tense used of each move in the English abstracts of the students’ thesis. This study employed qualitative case study. Forty (40) English abstracts (10 from each discipline) were collected and analyzed. This study reveals that A-M-R move structure is the most frequent abstract move structure used in every discipline across the four disciplines with proportion 35%. Only 15% abstracts are in line with Swales & Feak’s (2004) five-move structures, and only 4 (10%) abstracts are in line with Bhatia’s (1993) four-move structure. The present tense and past tense are used in each move across the four disciplines.
Dimensions

Plum Analytics

Author Biography

Fauzy Rahman Kosasih, Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia Open University)

English Education Department

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