Although the concept of genre has existed since Aristotle's Poetics, over the centuries it has been mostly used as a classification system for literary forms. However, researchers have made significant contributions to genre theories in areas such as scientific English (Barber, 1962; Halliday et. al., 1962; Huddieston, 1971; Gopnik, 1972; Selinker et. al., 1972, 1974; Swales, 1971,1981; Bazerman, 1988); legal English (Gustafsson, 1975; Widdowson, 1973; Bhatia, 1982, 1993), medicine (Candlin et. al., (1974, 1976, 1980), economics (Tadros, 1981). One of those most relevant to scientific texts is Swales' (1990) Genre Analysis, which provided researchers with an insight and a new perspective to experiment with the genre theories even in the twenty first century. Thus, the Create a Research Space (CARS) model, presented by Swales (1990), Swales & Feak (1994, 2004), for writing introductions became a popular site of investigation with its application in different disciplines. This model is the widely quoted and researched model for writing research articles and has been applied by students, teachers and researchers working in various disciplines for learning, teaching and research purposes.
Writing research article in English is delicate for ESL students
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“Writing research article introductions in software engineering
Kanoksipalatham, B. (2007). Writing scientific research articles in Thai and English: similarities and differences. Silpakorn University International Journal. 7, 121- 203.
Writing a Scientific Research Article