Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 3(5), pp. 235 - 239
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030506
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An Analysis of Current Research on the Appraisal Theory


Yakun Wei 1, Michael Wherrity 2, Yi Zhang 1,*
1 School of Foreign Languages, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
2 Department of English, Karlstad University, Sweden

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article is to review the current research of Appraisal Theory both at home and abroad with a focus on the application of the Appraisal Theory. This analysis shows that Appraisal Theory is an effective framework for analyzing attitudes expressed and interpersonal meanings in various types of discourse such as literary works, news, legal, scientific and academic discourse. There are still some arguments about the theory itself and future studies are recommended to focus on the identification and classification of appraisal resources.

KEYWORDS
Appraisal Theory, Current Research, Application

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[1] Yakun Wei , Michael Wherrity , Yi Zhang , "An Analysis of Current Research on the Appraisal Theory," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 235 - 239, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030506.

(b). APA Format:
Yakun Wei , Michael Wherrity , Yi Zhang (2015). An Analysis of Current Research on the Appraisal Theory. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 3(5), 235 - 239. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030506.