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Learning in new times: writing through the 'eyes of genre'

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  • The concept of genre has emerged as a subject of interest in cross-disciplinary areas such as arts, literature, media, linguistics and applied linguistics (see Paltridge 1997 for a detailed review). In applied linguistics, the term genre has been considered as a powerful means for classifying and describing discourse. A journal article, a job application letter, a novel or a newspaper article is each regarded as belonging to a genre and having its own typical schematic structures. Genres, in this sense, provide us with resources for interpreting and participating in communicative events.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Edition


  • 1

Citation


  • Chen, H. (2008). Learning in new times: writing through the ''eyes of genre''. In P. M. Kell, W. J. Vialle, D. M. Konza & G. J. Vogl (Eds.), Learning and The Learner: Exploring Learning for New Times (pp. 194-208). Wollongong: University of Wollongong Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781741281453

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1045&context=edupapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/45

Book Title


  • Learning and The Learner: Exploring Learning for New Times

Start Page


  • 194

End Page


  • 208

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong

Abstract


  • The concept of genre has emerged as a subject of interest in cross-disciplinary areas such as arts, literature, media, linguistics and applied linguistics (see Paltridge 1997 for a detailed review). In applied linguistics, the term genre has been considered as a powerful means for classifying and describing discourse. A journal article, a job application letter, a novel or a newspaper article is each regarded as belonging to a genre and having its own typical schematic structures. Genres, in this sense, provide us with resources for interpreting and participating in communicative events.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Edition


  • 1

Citation


  • Chen, H. (2008). Learning in new times: writing through the ''eyes of genre''. In P. M. Kell, W. J. Vialle, D. M. Konza & G. J. Vogl (Eds.), Learning and The Learner: Exploring Learning for New Times (pp. 194-208). Wollongong: University of Wollongong Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781741281453

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1045&context=edupapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/45

Book Title


  • Learning and The Learner: Exploring Learning for New Times

Start Page


  • 194

End Page


  • 208

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong