Register, Genre, and Style

Register, Genre, and Style

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This book describes the most important kinds of texts in English and introduces the methodological techniques used to analyse them. Three analytical approaches are introduced and compared, describing a wide range of texts from the perspectives of register, genre and style. The primary focus of the book is on the analysis of registers. Part 1 introduces an analytical framework for studying registers, genre conventions, and styles. Part 2 provides detailed descriptions of particular text varieties in English, including spoken interpersonal varieties (conversation, university office hours, service encounters), written varieties (newspapers, academic prose, fiction), and emerging electronic varieties (e-mail, internet forums, text messages). Finally, Part 3 introduces advanced analytical approaches using corpora, and discusses theoretical concerns, such as the place of register studies in linguistics, and practical applications of register analysis. Each chapter ends with three types of activities: reflection and review activities, analysis activities, and larger project ideas.They also refer to certain objects (the iPhone, accessories, associated objects) with the third person pronoun it: Text ... a new number now and in the next few weeks, after the rush, ATT customer service can help them port an old number afteranbsp;...

Title:Register, Genre, and Style
Author:Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-10-29


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