Research Genres: Explorations and Applications

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Research Genres provides an accessible account of genre studies by an applied linguist who has devoted his career to the exploration of this key area. It will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in applied linguistics and to those concerned with understanding and improving research communications.
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Overview

Research Genres provides an accessible account of genre studies by an applied linguist who has devoted his career to the exploration of this key area. It will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in applied linguistics and to those concerned with understanding and improving research communications.
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As in Genre Analysis, Swales skilfully blends extensive knowledge in this area with detailed examples drawn from a variety of sources, including the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE). His writing is personal, honest, and humorous and fully captures the influence on the genres on the research world. It offers an important and rich discussion of the complexities involved in approaching and thinking about research genres." The Canadian Modern Language Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521533348
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Toward a world of genre 1
Ch. 2 The role of English in the research world 33
Ch. 3 Theoretical and methodological issues 60
Ch. 4 "Getting done" : the Ph.D. dissertation 99
Ch. 5 The Ph.D.defense 145
Ch. 6 Research talk and research talks 173
Ch. 7 The research article revisited 207
Ch. 8 Three remaining issues 241
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