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Author(s): Duarte, Isabel Margarida
Pinto, Maria Alexandra Guedes
Title: La construction de l'ethos scientifique : stratégies d'effacement et d'inscription de soi dans des dissertations académiques
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Due to the necessity to build the 'rhetoric of objectivity', the scientific ethos is normallyerased from the surface of the discourse. This process of erasure is obtained through a seriesof linguistic methods that are widely studied in research on the matter. Nonetheless, this conventionof the impersonal reporting, strongly pervasive as a marker of the scientific genre, generatesseveral relevant questions for the construction of the discourse of Science, such as the questionof the 'enunciative responsibility' (Marques, 2013). Based on the analysis of a corpus of MastersReports in Applied Linguistics' Language Teaching - presented between 2009 and 2014 in FLUP,this work aims at discussing whereas the non-positioning of the enunciator in the masters dissertations,through the use of epistemic modalizators, is a means of building the 'humble' and mitigatedscientific ethos or whereas it is a means of disclaiming responsibility for the scientific constructionon the part of the investigators. Also, in a discourse that is typically impersonal, the work also aimsat accounting for the formal traces of the enunciator in elements of evaluative modalization.
Subject: Humanidades
Scientific areas: Humanidades
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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