This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
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.