versão On-line ISSN 0718-0934
NUNEZ, Paulina; MUNOZ, Astrid e MIHOVILOVIC, Estenka. The functions of reformulation markers in academic discourse in the making. Rev. signos [online]. 2006, vol.39, n.62, pp. 471-492. ISSN 0718-0934. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-09342006000300007.
This article analyzes the use of discursive reformulation markers in bibliographical and diagnosis reports written by psychology students in their second and fourth years of university. The objective is to compare the functions this resource introduces on two levels of specialized knowledge. For analytical purposes, a classification table was drawn up, following the work of Martín and Portolés (1999), Fuentes (1996) and Casado (1991). Application of this construct helps suggest that an increase in specialized knowledge as well as an appropriation of a discursive genre become evident in, among others, the use of more complex reformulation strategies, such as introducing information with basically two purposes: to give an in-depth presentation of a content previously introduced or to equivalently present information between segments.
Palavras-chave : Academic discourse; the report; reformulation markers.