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Academic Book Reviews in English and Spanish: Critical Comments and Rhetorical Structure

  • Ana I. Moreno
  • Lorena Suárez

Abstract

Academic journal book reviews appear at the end of many scientific journals allowing readers ‘to keep abreast of new publications they may wish to acquire and provide a forum for the peer review of new theories and ideas’ (Spink et al., 1998, p. 364).

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Noun Phrase Book Review Rhetorical Structure Academic Book Rhetorical Move 
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  • Lorena Suárez

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