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A Study of Lexical Ties Used in Medical Science Articles Written by Iranian and English Authors

1. Masoud Zoghi; 2. Elnaz Reshadi (Corresponding author)
1. Dept. of ELT, Ahar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahar, Iran; 2. Dept. of ELT, Ahar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahar, Iran.
Abstract :
Establishing a unified text which possesses distinct types of lexical ties is one of the 
challenging aspects of using a foreign language. This issue even becomes critical when 
producing the language in a written form is of concern. The present study attempted to compare 
the frequency of the use of lexical ties in English Medical Sciences (EMSs) articles written by 
Iranian and native writers. Based on this purpose, the researchers selected two sets of corpora 
each consisting 10 articles; one written by native authors and the other corpus written by 
non-native authors. In this research, the researchers examined the use of two types of lexical 
ties, i.e. reiteration and collocation in abstracts, introduction and discussion and conclusion of 
native and non-native EMSs articles. After collecting the data from the two sets of corpora, the 
researchers estimated the frequency of lexical ties. Later on, to compare the use of lexical ties 
in the two sets of corpora, the researchers used Linear Regression. The results indicated that 
there was not a statistically significant difference in the use of lexical ties in abstracts, 
introduction and discussion and conclusion sections of EMSs articles. The research findings 
have several implications for language instructors and university students.
Keywords :
Lexical ties, native EMSs articles, non-native EMSs articles

Date Deposited : 26 Apr 2014 12:16

Last Modified : 26 Apr 2014 12:16

Official URL: http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijele/article/view/4261/3525

Volume 2, Number 1, - 2014 , ISSN 2325-0887

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