Rhetorical Genre Studies and Beyond

  • Published: November 2006
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 296
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781412092029
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Rhetorical Genre Studies and Beyond is addressed to researchers and teachers alike. Its purpose is both to allow its readers to refine their understanding of what it means to master genres as well as to indicate directions for the development of new genre pedagogies. The collection provides readers with an overview of the most recent developments in Rhetorical Genre Studies (RGS) and emphasizes the importance of empirical research for the field. The majority of chapters address issues of genre learning and the development of professional identities by novices taking their first steps in the professions. The collection demonstrates how a combination of RGS with other related theories (e.g., Activity Theory, situated learning perspective, and so on) powerfully illuminates various aspects of genre learning. At the same time, the collection discusses other complementary theories and points to new possibilities not yet explored by researchers within the RGS tradition.