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THE USE OF REPORTING VERBS IN L2 WRITING BY IRAQI POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS AT TIKRIT UNIVERSITY

Year 2022, Volume 4, Issue 1, 107 - 127, 30.06.2022

Abstract

The current study describes the use of RVs in essays written by Iraqi MA students at Tikrit University (in Tikrit province, Iraq). The main aim of the present study is to discover how participants use RVs in essay writing to provide a detailed analysis that will assist them in improving their writing. 15 Iraqi MA students participated in this study. The participants wrote 30 essays; each participant wrote two essays on a different topic that was chosen. The theories from Biber, et al. (2002) equipped by Quirk (1985) are applied to analyze RVs. RVs used by the participants were classified into three categories: communication, activity, and mental verbs. The results of the current study show that the participants used Activity Verbs (55%) followed by Communication Verbs (27%) and Mental Verbs (18%). It was concluded that the students had overused the Activity Verbs, such as ‘point’, ‘show’, ‘find’, ‘give’, and ‘focus’. The present study also concluded that students’ ability in using RVs must be developed to reach the proper academic level in their writing.

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Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Language and Linguistics
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Sarmad ALAHMED> (Primary Author)
KARABÜK ÜNİVERSİTESİ
0000-0001-9187-0105
Iraq


Zainab JABBAR>
İSTANBUL YENİ YÜZYIL ÜNİVERSİTESİ
0000-0002-9171-8979
Türkiye

Publication Date June 30, 2022
Published in Issue Year 2022, Volume 4, Issue 1

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APA Alahmed, S. & Jabbar, Z. (2022). THE USE OF REPORTING VERBS IN L2 WRITING BY IRAQI POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS AT TIKRIT UNIVERSITY . Eurasian Journal of English Language and Literature , 4 (1) , 107-127 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jell/issue/71048/1123810