Writing the Future

1 June 2019 - 1 June 2022

Researcher/s: Dr Esmaeel Abdollahzadeh, Professor Debra Myhill

Research partners: Co-Investigator: Dr Abdelhamid Ahmed , University of Qatar, Qatar

Funding awarded to Exeter £ 128,790

Sponsor(s): Qatar National Research Fund

About the research

This three-year project is a cross-linguistic and a cross-gender comparison of metadiscourse and voice employed by Qatari L1 Arabic university students writing argumentative texts in English and Arabic in a university in Qatar. Metadiscourse and voice, as rhetorical devices, refer to how the writers express themselves and their voice in their written arguments to signal their stance and orientation to the content of writing and engage with their readers