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Table 5 Move sequence of P2

From: An exploratory genre analysis of three graduate degree research proposals in applied linguistics

Move sequence of P2
Move 1 Establishing a territory
   Stating broad personal interest (1sentence)
   Stating specific personal interest (3 sentences)
Move 3 Occupying the niche
   Outlining purposes (4 sentences)
Move 1 Establishing a territory
   Making topic generalizations (1 sentence)
   Claiming centrality (1 sentence)
   Making topic generalizations (2 sentences)
   Stating personal interest (6 sentences)
Move 2 Establishing a niche
   Establishing a niche: indicating a gap (3 sentences)
Move 3 Occupying the niche
   Spelling out contribution/ significance of proposed research (3 sentences)
Move 2 Establishing a niche
   Indicating a gap (3 sentences)
Move 3 Occupying the niche
   Spelling out contribution/ significance of proposed research (1 sentence)
   Outlining purposes (2 sentences)
Move 1 Establishing a territory
   Stating personal interest (4 sentences)
Move 2 Establishing a niche
   Indicating a gap (5 sentences)
Move 1 Establishing a territory
   Claiming centrality (4 sentences)
Move 5 Spelling out methodology
   Indicating analytical framework (1 sentence)
   Describe data (1 sentence)
   Describing analytical procedure (6 sentences)
Move 3 Occupying the niche
   Outlining purposes (research questions) (11 sentences)
Move 6 Achieving closure
   Reiterating purpose (1 sentence)
   Restating significance of proposed research (6 sentences)