The introduction of Abstracts to replace article summaries in 1990 recognized changes to linguistic reporting that have been apparent during the century. The 1970s showed a dramatic increase in the informal language used in article abstracts and summaries. The Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM) demonstrates an increase in first-person pronouns within article abstracts and summaries, but moves from singular to plural to represent the increase in multi-authored research works. Linguistic changes during the century also include a greater focus on the future rather than the past, and an increase in language that indicates ‘clout’ which signifies author self-confidence.

Linguistic changes in the transition from summaries to abstracts: The case of the Journal of Experimental Medicine / Galli, C.; Colangelo, M. T.; Guizzardi, S.. - In: LEARNED PUBLISHING. - ISSN 0953-1513. - (2021). [10.1002/leap.1427]

Linguistic changes in the transition from summaries to abstracts: The case of the Journal of Experimental Medicine

Galli C.
;
Guizzardi S.
2021

Abstract

The introduction of Abstracts to replace article summaries in 1990 recognized changes to linguistic reporting that have been apparent during the century. The 1970s showed a dramatic increase in the informal language used in article abstracts and summaries. The Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM) demonstrates an increase in first-person pronouns within article abstracts and summaries, but moves from singular to plural to represent the increase in multi-authored research works. Linguistic changes during the century also include a greater focus on the future rather than the past, and an increase in language that indicates ‘clout’ which signifies author self-confidence.
Linguistic changes in the transition from summaries to abstracts: The case of the Journal of Experimental Medicine / Galli, C.; Colangelo, M. T.; Guizzardi, S.. - In: LEARNED PUBLISHING. - ISSN 0953-1513. - (2021). [10.1002/leap.1427]
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