Exploring Evaluation Language in the Conclusion chapter of MA Dissertations: Analyzing of Iraqi EFL Learners' Writings


  • Omar Ahmed College of Arts / University of Thi Qar




Evaluative Language, Attitude, Affect, Judgment, Appreciation


One of the most important functions of language for writers is to communicate their opinions or thoughts about people or things. Thus, in academic writing, a writer must be able to use evaluative and interactive language. In this study, we focus on the use of evaluative language, appraisals,  in academic writings that were conducted by Iraqi EFL writers, as captured by appraisal theory (Martin & White 2005). We are interested in how those writers express evaluative meanings in their work. This study focuses on Attitude, one of the three subsystems of the Appraisal Theory. The results showed that Iraqi writers used more Appreciation resources than Judgment and Affect. This fact informs us that those writers chose to reveal less personal feelings and avoid clear ethical or moral evaluation.


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How to Cite

Ahmed , Omar. 2024. “Exploring Evaluation Language in the Conclusion Chapter of MA Dissertations: Analyzing of Iraqi EFL Learners’ Writings”. Thi Qar Arts Journal 5 (46). Huminites:1-18. https://doi.org/10.32792/tqartj.v5i46.599.