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Analysing Genre : Language Use in Professional Settings.

Author: VIJAY K BHATIA
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Applied linguistics and language study.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre analysis has a long-established tradition in literature, but interest in the analysis of non-literary genres has been very recent. This book examines the theory of genre analysis, looks at genre analysis in action, taking texts from a wide variety of genres and discusses the use of genre analysis in language teaching and language reform.
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BHATIA, VIJAY K.
Analysing Genre : Language Use in Professional Settings.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: VIJAY K BHATIA
ISBN: 9781317896531 131789653X
OCLC Number: 868490228
Description: 1 online resource (453 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; General Editor's Preface; Preface; Acknowledgements; Series List; Part 1: Genre Analysis --
Theoretical Preliminaries; Chapter 1. From description to explanation in discourse analysis; 1.1 Surface-level linguistic description: register analysis; 1.2 Functional language description: grammatical-rhetorical analysis; 1.3 Language description as discourse: interactional analysis; 1.4 Language description as explanation: genre analysis; Chapter 2. Approach to genre analysis; 2.1 Definition; 2.2 Function of orientation. 2.2.1 Linguistics and genre analysis2.2.2 Sociology and genre analysis; 2.2.3 Psychology and genre analysis; 2.3 Analysing unfamiliar genres; 2.4 Cross-cultural factors in genre analysis; 2.5 Conclusions --
strengths and limitations; Part 2: Genre Analysis in Action; Chapter 3. Product and self promotion in business settings; 3.1 Sales promotion letters; 3.1.1 Communicative purpose; 3.1.2 Structural description; 3.1.3 Flexibility in move-structure; 3.2 Job applications; 3.3 Cross-cultural variation; 3.3.1 Sales promotion letters; 3.3.2 Job application letters; 3.4 Conclusions. Chapter 4. Research genres in academic settings4.1 Research article abstracts; 4.2 Research article introductions; 4.3 Form-function correlation and the CARS model for article introductions; 4.4 Introductions in student academic writings; 4.4.1 Student laboratory report introductions; 4.4.2 Student dissertation introductions; 4.5 Concluding remarks; Chapter 5. Legal discourse in professional settings; 5.1 Legal language; 5.2 Legislative provisions; 5.2.1 Communicative purpose; 5.2.2 Types of legislative provisions; 5.2.3 Syntactic properties of legislative provisions. 5.2.4 Cognitive structuring in legislative provisions5.3 Legal cases; 5.3.1 Communicative purpose; 5.3.2 Structural interpretation of legal cases; 5.4 (Cross-cultural) variation in legal discourse; 5.5 Concluding remarks; Part 3: Applications; Chapter 6. From description to explanation in language teaching; 6.1 Genre-based grammatical explanation in ESP; 6.2 Genre-based language curriculum; 6.3 Text-task relationship in English for legal purposes; 6.4 Genre-based ESP materials; 6.5 Genre analysis and assessment of attainment in ESP; 6.6 Cross-cultural factors in the teaching of ESP. Chapter 7. Generic integrity and language reform7.1 Language reform in legislative provisions; 7.2 Easification of legislative documents for specialist use; 7.3 Popular accounts for public consumption; Bibliography; Subject Index; Author Index.
Series Title: Applied linguistics and language study.

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Genre analysis has a long-established tradition in literature, but interest in the analysis of non-literary genres has been very recent. This book examines the theory of genre analysis, looks at genre analysis in action, taking texts from a wide variety of genres and discusses the use of genre analysis in language teaching and language reform.

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