Function of Self-mention Markers in an Accountancy Conference


  • Wulan Fauzanna English Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia; Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Chow Ung T’Chiang Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Azirah Hashim Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Conference Presentation , Metadiscourse Markers , Accountant , Self Mention , Function


This study analyzed presentations made by professionals as part of the development programs to enhance the skills and competencies of Accountants. The presentations at the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA) conference were selected and audio-recorded. The data were then transcribed and documented in a 29 800-word file. Wordsmith tools (Scott, 2020) were used to analyze data. This study focused on using interpersonal metadiscourse markers (Hyland, 2005), particularly Self-- mention as a presentation strategy. The findings showed that ‘I’ and ‘we’ were the dominant Self-mentions in the presentations. They are used as referents for inclusivity and to highlight the presenter's perspectives.


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How to Cite

Fauzanna, W., T’Chiang, C. U., & Hashim, A. (2023). Function of Self-mention Markers in an Accountancy Conference. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(SI16), 23–28.