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Explicitness of Attribution in Academic Discourse

OAI: DOI: 10.4018/IJTIAL.304075
Published by: IGI Global


Academic discourse is a kind of dialogic interaction between scholars and the interplay of ‘averral’ and ‘attribution’. Citation, as source using, is the means of attributing the borrowed propositions to a particular source. This study addresses the issue of classifying citations. By comparing the classification scheme of integral citations with that of non-integral citations, we argue for the necessity of a form-based scheme. A new typology of non-integral citations is proposed according to their formal features. The sub-types of citation (e.g. Chorus-citation, Solo-citation) are characterized along the continuum of attribution explicitness, ranging from low to high.