Economics vs. Management: An Analysis of Stance Nouns in the Noun That Pattern
Keywords:stance nouns, noun that pattern, disciplinary variation, economics, management
English for academic purposes (EAP) has been a hot topic in applied linguistics research in the past three decades. In recent years, many researchers have begun to pay close attention to the study of disciplinary English. The present study attempts to explore the similarities and differences between economics and management, by utilizing English research articles in the two disciplines as corpus data, and by analyzing the employment of stance nouns in the pattern of “noun + that”. The analysis results show that economics and management have a lot in common in research objects, research subjects and ways of knowledge construction, and the two disciplines show certain similarities in the distribution of Noun that pattern. However, the more frequent use of the stance nouns in the semantic group of possibility, evidence and opinion in economics research articles indicates that economics relies more on objective experimental evidence, discovery, and scientific statistical methods to construct knowledge than management does. The results of this study can provide insightful implications for the teaching of economic/management English.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2023 Hong, Ling
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.