The construction of novelty in computer science papers
Keywords:Discurso científico, Investigación científica, Publicaciones científicas, Estrategias comunicativas
AbstractNovelty is a concept of great importance in the writing of a research paper, given that the author has to persuade the audience of the news value of the reported research, which makes it worth publishing. In this paper I use a corpus of computer science papers to investigate how novelty is created in this discipline. I analyse how the author uses evaluation and lexical cohesion to integrate his/her research into the existing knowledge structure of the field. Evaluation in computer science papers is closely associated with the Problem-Solution pattern which structures most of the papers: authors claim that the technology they introduce is the best solution to a problem that they have previously identified. Lexical cohesion highlights the novelty of the research by establishing a semantic relation of contrast between the fragment of text reporting previous research in the field and that reporting the authors' own research.
How to Cite
Luzón Marco, María José. 2000. “The Construction of Novelty in Computer Science Papers”. Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina De Estudios Ingleses, no. 13 (November):123-40. https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.2000.13.10.
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