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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
I think the book was so informative especially for those who are busy in their final year dissertation The writer has very swiftly and smoothly described all the processes that one need to know to complete their these. I know it is a very tiresome process but the author has made it his responsibility to show us the right and straight path to the completion of our desired topic with the help of this book.
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