- 京都大学高等教育研究 (ISSN:13414836)
- vol.14, pp.111-121, 2008-12-01
This paper presents a genre analysis of English academic research papers and discusses exploratory proposals for the application of a research paper-based corpus to academic writing materials development. The paper first introduces the development of a 3.7 million-word research paper-based corpus in six academic disciplines: sociology, education, economics, medicine, pharmacology, and engineering. The paper then shows an example of academic word lists and discusses the results of a study that was conducted to analyze two subgenres.titles and introductions.of academic research papers. In the study, the titles were analyzed in terms of linguistic structure and vocabulary, and the introductions were analyzed by means of Swales's Create-A-Research-Space (CARS) model. The paper concludes with some pedagogical implications for English academic writing materials development.