Patterns of Linguistic Feature and their Commuincative Functions in Nursing Research Articles
This paper presents the results of a multidimensional analysis investigating patterns of linguistic features in the 30
nursing research articles from the top 5 international leading journals ranked by SCImaco 2014. The findings were that the
researcher tended to apply four patterns of linguistic features to create their articles. Pattern I: Evaluative Stance Focused
consisted of ten positive lexico-grammatical features. Pattern II: Established Knowledge Focused comprised eight positive
features. Pattern III Claim Focused had thirteen positive features. Patten IV: Intention Focused contained six positive
Index terms: Genre Analysis, Corpus Analysis, Patterns of Linguistic Features, Factor Analysis.