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Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research Settings (Cambridge Applied Linguistics)
Teachers, course designers and materials writers concerned with teaching language for specific purposes, as well as applied linguistics researchers, will find this survey an authoritative guide to a complex area of applied linguistics.
Paperback, 274 pages
Published November 8th 1990 by Cambridge University Press
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It's possible that this is more useful for language teachers than it is for students of conversation analysis. I know this is a seminal work in the field, but reading it could not be less of an enjoyable experience. If Swales' aim was to introduce the methodology of move structure analysis, I'm not sure why he never actually does so, beyond providing several examples of analyses he's done. Allan Bell, Bhatia, Van Dijk etc. all offer more accessible and informative introductions to genre analysis ...more