• Agnese Dubova Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
  • Baiba Egle Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
  • Egita Proveja Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Latvia



Latvian, scientific article, text macrostructure, intralingual


Within the scientific discourse it is commonplace to write articles based on the IMRAD structure (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion). This structure is typical for the natural sciences (STEM) but scientists in other disciplines are also often required to use it. This paper looks at scientific texts in Latvian published from 2008 to 2018. The basis for this research project is a corpus of 758 scientific articles from natural sciences, engineering and technology, social sciences, humanities and arts. The aim is to show in which disciplines IMRAD is a dominant structure for texts written in Latvian and what wording authors use. It could be concluded that in the structure of Latvian scientific texts have a significant variation in the use of IMRAD and there are different wording versions used, it aligns to previous research about scientific text structure in other languages and cultures. Not all Latvian scientific texts adhere to the IMRAD structure and there are deviations based on the discipline.

Author Biographies

Agnese Dubova, Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Latvia

Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Translation Studies

Baiba Egle, Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Latvia

Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Translation Studies

Egita Proveja, Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Latvia

Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Translation Studies


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How to Cite

Dubova, A. ., Egle, B. ., & Proveja, E. . (2020). IMRAD USAGE IN LATVIAN LANGUAGE RESEARCH PAPERS. Proceedings of CBU in Social Sciences, 1, 33-39.
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