Ilchenko O. M.

PhD., prof., head of Foreign Languages Department, Research and Educational Center for Foreign
Languages, Natural Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

The present paper addresses essential discourse elements of the English language of science in light of the so-called Anglo-American intellectual style. Emphasised here are: various linguistic devices of compression (writing succinctly, avoiding verbosity and negation etc.), keeping subject and verb close together, and common revision patterns. Key standardized discourse models and academic vocabulary – as well as their Ukrainian equivalents – are also discussed. Special attention is given to Active vs. Passive voice usage, and adequate language framing of the author’s viewpoint in scientific discourse.

Publication year: 2013
Issue: 2

UDC:811. 111+81`27
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