The status of Theme in Nursing ESP texts

Seyed Foad Ebrahimi, Seyed Jamal Ebrahimi


This study intended to trace the manifestation of theme as a cohesive marker in the Nursing ESP texts. To this end, fourteen Nursing ESP texts were extracted from Oxford English for Nursing published in 2007 by Oxford University Press and analyzed based on Halliday’s (1994) model of thematic organization. The result showed that in this kind of texts, priorities were given to textual over interpersonal, unmarked over marked and simple over multiple theme. The findings of this study are applicable in designing such texts in EFL contexts.


Theme, Nursing ESP texts

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