1st Edition

Analysing Genre Language Use in Professional Settings

By V. K. Bhatia Copyright 1993
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    General Editor's Preface

    Part 1: Genre Analysis-Theoretical Preliminaries
    1. From description to explanation in discourse analysis
    2. Approach to genre analysis

    Part 2: Genre Analysis in Action
    3. Product and self promotion in business settings
    4. Research genres in academic settings
    5. Legal discourse in professional settings

    Part 3: Applications
    6. From description to explanation in language teaching
    7. Generic integrity and language reform

    Subject Index
    Author Index.


    V.K. Bhatia