Rhetorical Genre Studies and Beyond

by Natasha Artemeva & Aviva Freedman(Eds)



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/1/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781412092029

About the Book

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.

About the Author

Natasha Artemeva is Assistant Professor in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Carleton University. Her research interests lie in the areas of rhetorical genre studies, activity theory, situated learning perspective, academic writing, and engineering communication and pedagogy. She has published journal articles and book chapters in these areas. She has recently completed a longitudinal study of ten novice engineers entering the world of professional practice.

Aviva Freedman is Professor of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Carleton University. Her work in rhetoric has focused most recently on genre theory, research into academic and workplace discourse, and studies of the learning processes and related pedagogy entailed in these domains. She co-authored (with Patrick Dias, Peter Medway and Anthony Paré) Worlds Apart: Acting and Writing in Academic and Workplace Contexts, and co-edited (with Peter Medway) Genre and the New Rhetoric as well as Learning and Teaching Genre.