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Title: Explorations in Specialized Genres
Edited By: Vijay K. Bhatia
Maurizio Gotti
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?vLang=E&vID=10995
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 35

Genre analysis has become firmly established as one of the most popular
frameworks for the study of specialized genres in academic, professional
and institutional as well as other workplace contexts. In recent years,
genre theory has also developed in the direction of a more comprehensive
and powerful multidimensional and multi-perspectived framework to examine
not only the text but also the context in a much more meaningful manner
than had ever been done earlier.

The theoretical perspectives and the individual case studies of this volume
testify to the wide range of methodological tools made available by genre
theory, enabling researchers to handle problems relating to the description
of variations in language use. Moreover, the following relevant issues are
addressed: how are specialized genres constructed, interpreted and
exploited in the achievement of specific goals in highly specialized contexts?


- Vijay K. Bhatia/Maurizio Gotti: Introduction
– Davide Simone Giannoni: Evidence of Generic Tension in Academic Book
– Pedro Martín-Martín/Sally Burgess: Reader and Writer Responsibility in
Abstracts in Spanish Social Sciences Journals
– Lilo Moessner: The Birth of the Experimental Essay
– Hilkka Stotesbury: From Interdisciplinary to Intradisciplinary and
Beyond: Subfield-specific Differences within Research Article Abstracts in
Economic Sciences
– Khurshid Ahmad/Maria Teresa Musacchio: Citation Patterns in Nobel Prize
Lectures in Economics
– Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli: Rhetorical Strategies of Company
Executives and Investment Analysts: Textual Metadiscourse in Corporate
Earnings Calls
– Polly Walsh: Playing Safe? A Closer Look at Hedging, Conditions and
Attribution in Economic Forecasting
– Eleonora Chiavetta: A Genre Analysis of 'How to' Feature Articles in
British Gardening Magazines
– Merja Koskela: Writer-oriented Authorities on the Web: Features of
Reader-orientation on Tax Authorities' Website
– Amanda Murphy/John Morley: The Peroration Revisited
– Ulisse Belotti: Genre Characteristics of Invitations for Bids
– William Bromwich: Specialised Discourse in Parliament: The Joint
Committee on the Draft Disability Discrimination Bill
– Davide Mazzi: "This is an attractive argument, but…": Argumentative
Conflicts as an Interpretive Key to the Discourse of Judges
– Girolamo Tessuto: Opinions of Counsel: An Exploratory Survey of Generic

The Editors:

Vijay Bhatia is Professor in the Department of English at the City
University of Hong Kong and Adjunct Professor in the Department of
Linguistics, Macquarie University, Australia. His main areas of research
are applied genre analysis of academic and professional discourse,
including legal, business, newspaper, advertising and other promotional
genres; ESP theory and practice; simplification of legal and other public
documents; cross-cultural and disciplinary variation in professional discourse.

Maurizio Gotti is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of
Bergamo. He is currently President of the Italian Association of University
Language Centres and Director of CERLIS, the research centre on specialized
languages based at the University of Bergamo. His main research areas are
the features and origins of specialized discourse, English syntax, and
English lexicology and lexicography.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039109952
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 316
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