LINGUIST List 15.1738

Tue Jun 8 2004

Books: Applied Linguistics: Bhatia

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Message 1: Worlds of Written Discourse: Bhatia

Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 07:15:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: ksayers <ksayerscontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Worlds of Written Discourse: Bhatia




Title: Worlds of Written Discourse
Subtitle: A Genre-Based View
Series Title: Advances in Applied Linguistics

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
		http://www.continuumbooks.com

Author: Vijay K Bhatia, City University of Hong Kong

Paperback: ISBN: 0826454461, Pages: 288, Price: U.K. � 25.00

			
Abstract:

Genre theory in the past few years has contributed immensely to our
understanding of the way discourse is used in academic, professional
and institutional contexts. However, its development has been
constrained by the nature and design of its applications, which have
invariably focused on language teaching and learning, or communication
training and consultation. This has led to the use of simplified and
idealised genres. In contrast to this the real world of discourse is
complex, dynamic and unpredicatable. This tension between the real
world of written discourse and its representation in applied
genre-based literature is the main theme of this book.

The book addresses this theme from the perspectives of four rather
different worlds: the world of reality, the world of private
intentions, the world of analysis and the world of applications.
Using examples from a range of situations including advertising,
business, academia, economics, law, book introductions, reports, media
and fundraising, Bhatia uses discourse analysis to move genre theory
away from educational contexts and into the real world.


Lingfield(s):	Applied Linguistics
		Discourse Analysis
		Ling & Literature
		
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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