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Местоимения как средство передачи авторской позиции в английском и русском научных текстах

The article presents a comparative study of the use of 1st-person pronouns in English and Russian research articles in sociology. The study employs both qualitative and quantitative approaches, including frequency counts and discourse analysis of a small corpus of research articles (40 single-authored articles in sociology: 20 in English and 20 in Russian). The analysis shows that the authors writing in Russian tend to use fewer 1st-person pronouns compared to the authors writing in English. Moreover, pragmatic functions of the pronouns are quite different in English and in Russian research articles. The paper argues that these differences originate in the traditional collectivist approach to scholarly work that informs Russian academic discourse. In the concluding section, the implications of thesefindings for English for Academic Purposes pedagogies are discussed.