The construction of novelty in computer science papers

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Title: The construction of novelty in computer science papers
Authors: Luzón Marco, María José
Keywords: Discurso científico | Investigación científica | Publicaciones científicas | Estrategias comunicativas
Issue Date: Nov-2000
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Citation: LUZÓN MARCO, María José. “The construction of novelty in computer science papers”. Revista alicantina de estudios ingleses. No. 13 (Nov. 2000). ISSN 0214-4808, pp. 123-140
Abstract: Novelty is a concept of great importance in the writing of a research paper, given that the author has to persuade the audience of the news value of the reported research, which makes it worth publishing. In this paper I use a corpus of computer science papers to investigate how novelty is created in this discipline. I analyse how the author uses evaluation and lexical cohesion to integrate his/her research into the existing knowledge structure of the field. Evaluation in computer science papers is closely associated with the Problem-Solution pattern which structures most of the papers: authors claim that the technology they introduce is the best solution to a problem that they have previously identified. Lexical cohesion highlights the novelty of the research by establishing a semantic relation of contrast between the fragment of text reporting previous research in the field and that reporting the authors' own research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/5336 | http://dx.doi.org/10.14198/raei.2000.13.10
ISSN: 0214-4808
DOI: 10.14198/raei.2000.13.10
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Appears in Collections:Revistas - Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses - 2000, No. 13

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