Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015, Page: 22-26
Reading Process as First Stage of the Publication Industry: Have Tunisian Novice Researchers Acquired the Appropriate Reading Skills to do a Good Literature Review
Chokri Smaoui, RU: DISCOURSE ANALYSIS. Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Elhoucine Essefi, National Engineering School of Sfax, Road of Soukra, km 4 Zipcode3038, Sfax, Tunisia
Received: Sep. 23, 2014;       Accepted: Oct. 23, 2014;       Published: Jan. 27, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150301.14      View  2453      Downloads  118
Abstract
This works predicted, by studying the deep rooted reasons behind difficulties of Tunisian novice researchers with efficient reading of the scientific genre, that difficulties are rooted in their educational system. It simulates the line of thinking of the strong version of the Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis (CAH). The common point between the method of this work and the strong version of the CAH lies in using a predictive approach. By confusing its social and scientific status, this system neglected the importance of English in scientific communication. Furthermore, the weak programs and unskilled teachers in terms of scientific genre deepened these difficulties. Consequently, this study based on Contrastive Linguistics foresaw that Tunisian novice researchers are more than likely to fail doing the first and vital stage of the publication industry: the literature review.
Keywords
Publication Industry, Language Acquisition (LA), Contrastive Linguistics, Scientific Discourse, Scientific Status, Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis (CAH), Scientific Genre, Educational System, Social Status
To cite this article
Chokri Smaoui, Elhoucine Essefi, Reading Process as First Stage of the Publication Industry: Have Tunisian Novice Researchers Acquired the Appropriate Reading Skills to do a Good Literature Review, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 22-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150301.14
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