How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Research Genres discusses today's research world, its various configurations of genres, and the role of English within them. Theoretical and methodological issues are explored, with a special emphasis on various metaphors of genre. The book is full of carefully-worked detail and each chapter ends with suggestions for pedagogical practice. Research Genres provides a rich and scholarly account of this key area.