Semantic and syntactic analysis of the language used in research papers
Dr. Muhammad Arfan Lodhi, Maryam Iqbal, Iqra Iqbal, Zunaira Khan
This paper endeavored to analyze the language used in research articles at syntactic and semantic domain. It was a purely qualitative research in which the descriptive analytical design was used to accomplish the study. In this paper the tool, observation was used. The quantitative data were collected by different universities of Pakistan. The qualitative data was collected from five ‘Higher Education Commission Pakistan’s approved research journals in the field of English language, literature and linguistics. Ten papers were collected from these journals for analysis by using random sampling technique. The text of these papers was critically observed, along with their writing style and the way of expression. Semantic analysis and syntactic analysis was done from these papers. The collected quantitative data sets were analyzed qualitatively. Based on the qualitative analysis some results were deducted; and based on the results findings were produced according to the research questions and objectives. The findings of the study recommended the dire need of conspicuous trainings in research and academic writing to solve the problems of the researchers. It also helped to prepare and recommend the guideline for writing research articles, critical reviews and theses in the field of English Language, literature and linguistics.