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Journal of Educational Sciences > Volume 3, No. 2, 1991

Metadiscourse Analysis of Geography Textbooks for Basic Education in Saudi Arabia / Muwafig F. Al-Ruwaili

This study identifies the extent of metadiscourse usage in all geography textbook for theelementary and middle schools in Saudi Arabia. For the purpose of analysing the metadiscourse usage,selected texts have been identified.
Metadiscourse (informational, attitudinal, and voice) is a way of analyzing directions the author uses to help the readers understand and comprehend the text. The study maintains that geography textbookssuffer a disabling limitation as regards the utilization of the various types of metadiscourse which would, had they been used, enhance the value of the textbooks. As texts are loaded with ideas and informations. metadiscourse could have ensured the maximum benefit their authors aimed at. This study.therefore, recommends that any future textbook improvement should make use of the types of metadiscourse.


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