Building Genre Knowledge

Through close examination of the stories of these writers, BUILDING GENRE KNOWLEDGE articulates a theory of genre knowledge development that allows for complexity across individuals, communities, and tasks.

Author: Christine M. Tardy


ISBN: 1602351139

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 323

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BUILDING GENRE KNOWLEDGE traces the writing of four multilingual graduate students in engineering and computer sciences over time, offering a window into the writers' processes in developing increasingly sophisticated knowledge of academic and professional genres. These in-depth longitudinal case studies follow the writers' trajectories through the overlapping settings of writing classrooms, disciplinary content classrooms, and scholarly research. The writers' texts, interview discussions, professors' feedback, and classroom experiences together construct a rich picture of the conflicts that they encounter and the learning resources available to them in different settings over time. Through close examination of the stories of these writers, BUILDING GENRE KNOWLEDGE articulates a theory of genre knowledge development that allows for complexity across individuals, communities, and tasks. After first outlining an accessible model of genre knowledge that encompasses multiple knowledge domains, the book explores the ways in which writers develop increasingly sophisticated genre knowledge as they move through their graduate education. Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, BUILDING GENRE KNOWLEDGE provides a unique look into the processes of building genre knowledge while offering a dynamic theory of those processes that is inclusive of both monolingual and multilingual writers-a necessary move in today's linguistically diverse classrooms. It will therefore be of great interest to researchers and practitioners in both first and second language writing studies. CHRISTINE M. TARDY is an Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse at DePaul University in Chicago, where she serves as Graduate Director and teaches courses in writing, teacher education, and applied linguistics. She has taught English as a second or foreign language in the U.S., Czech Republic, Japan, and Turkey. She has published extensively in the areas of genre and discourse studies, second language writing, and academic writing instruction.

Building Genre Knowledge

Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, BUILDING GENRE KNOWLEDGE provides a unique look into the processes of building genre knowledge while offering a dynamic theory of those processes that is inclusive of both monolingual and ...

Author: Christine Tardy

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602355156

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 331

View: 161


Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, BUILDING GENRE KNOWLEDGE provides a unique look into the processes of building genre knowledge while offering a dynamic theory of those processes that is inclusive of both monolingual and multilingual writers—a necessary move in today’s linguistically diverse classrooms. It will therefore be of great interest to researchers and practitioners in both first and second language writing studies.

L2 Writing Development Multiple Perspectives

genre knowledge, such as the use of textual borrowing to build knowledge of
generic form or the use of disciplinary ... their knowledge of specific genres, its
findings do not and cannot predict individual success in building knowledge of
target ...

Author: Rosa Manchón

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781934078303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

View: 899


The aim of this pioneering volume is to advance our understanding of written language learning in instructed SLA by offering a collection of empirical studies in which the contribution of diverse theoretical perspectives to our understanding of L2 writing development will be explored. As such, the book represents a further attempt to situate written language learning at the core of applied linguistics research, in general, and SLA research, in particular, hence attempting to redress the oral bias of theoretical and empirical work in these fields. It adds a further building block onto recent TESOL initiatives aimed at understanding "development" in second and foreign language learning. Continuity from one chapter to another is provided by adherence to a consistent chapter model. The volume will be of great interest to academics in the disciplines of second/foreign language acquisition (SLA) and second/foreign language (L2) writing.


analysis, studied a genre-based writing course for graduate students in two fields
, Genetics and Dentistry, at São ... in her recent book Building Genre Knowledge,
a longitudinal study of four multi-lingual graduate students in engineering and ...

Author: Anis S. Bawarshi

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602351738

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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GENRE: AN INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY, THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PEDAGOGY provides a critical overview of the rich body of scholarship that has informed a “genre turn” in Rhetoric and Composition, including a range of interdisciplinary perspectives from rhetorical theory, applied linguistics, sociology, philosophy, cognitive psychology, and literary theory.

Verbal Communication

Genre knowledge can motivate connections, as in the case of a student who
successfully drew on his previous knowledge (of ... of genre knowledge of four
multilingual graduate students in engineering and computer sciences (Building
Genre ...

Author: Andrea Rocci

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110394696

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 614

View: 806


Common sense tells us that verbal communication should be a central concern both for the study of communication and for the study of language. Language is the most pervasive means of communication in human societies, especially if we consider the huge gamut of communication phenomena where spoken and written language combines with other modalities, such as gestures or pictures. Most communication researchers have to deal with issues of language use in their work. Classic methods in communication research - from content analysis to interviews and questionnaires, not to mention the obvious cases of rhetorical analysis and discourse analysis - presuppose the understanding of the meaning of spontaneous or elicited verbal productions. Despite its pervasiveness, verbal communication does not currently define one cohesive and distinct subfield within the communication discipline. The Handbook of Verbal Communication seeks to address this gap. In doing so, it draws not only on the communication discipline, but also on the rich interdisciplinary research on language and communication that developed over the last fifty years as linguistics interacted with the social sciences and the cognitive sciences. The interaction of linguistic research with the social sciences has produced a plethora of approaches to the study of meanings in social context - from conversation analysis to critical discourse analysis, while cognitive research on verbal communication, carried out in cognitive pragmatics as well as in cognitive linguistics, has offered insights into the interaction between language, inference and persuasion and into cognitive processes such as framing or metaphorical mapping. The Handbook of Verbal Communication volume takes into account these two traditions selecting those issues and themes that are most relevant for communication scholars. It addresses background matters such as the evolution of human verbal communication and the relationship between verbal and non-verbal means of communication and offers a an extensive discussion of the explicit and implicit meanings of verbal messages, with a focus on emotive and figurative meanings. Conversation and fundamental types of discourse, such as argument and narrative, are presented in-depth, as is the key notion of discourse genre. The nature of writing systems as well as the interaction of spoken or written language with non-verbal modalities are devoted ample attention. Different contexts of language use are considered, from the mass media and the new media to the organizational contexts. Cultural and linguistic diversity is addressed, with a focus on phenomena such as multilingual communication and translation. A key feature of the volume is the coverage of verbal communication quality. Quality is examined both from a cognitive and from a social perspective. It covers topics that range from to the cognitive processes underlying deceptive communication to the methods that can be used to assess the quality of texts in an organizational context.

Genre Trajectories

Reiff, M. J. and A. Bawarshi (2011) 'Tracing Discursive Resources: How Students
Use Prior Genre Knowledge to Negotiate New Writing Contexts in FirstYear ...
Tardy, C. (2009) Building Genre Knowledge (West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press).

Author: Garin Dowd

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137505484

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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This book provides a fresh interdisciplinary perspective on genre and identifies developments in genre studies in the early 21st century. Genre approaches are applied to examine a fascinating range of texts including ancient Greek poems, Holocaust visual and literary texts, contemporary Hollywood films, selfies, melodrama, and classroom practices.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

... MI: University of Michigan Press. Swales, J. and Feak, C. (2000) English in
Today's Research World: A Writing Guide, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan
Press. Tardy, C. (2009) Building Genre Knowledge, West Lafayette, IN: Parlor

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136235535

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 856

View: 997


The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.

The Oral literate Connection

Although most of these genres bear little resemblance to a thesis in form , content
, or rhetorical goals , together they help graduate writers build a richer
understanding of the thesis . They feed into the writer ' s genre knowledge ,
creating a ...

Author: Diane Dewhurst Belcher

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015079156827

Category: Education

Page: 332

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The Oral-Literate Connection: Perspectives on L2 Speaking, Writing, and Other Media Interactionspresents the most current insights from research and theory on the numerous ways in which L2 speaking and writing support and enhance each other. Contributors to this collection not only report on recent research and theoretical developments but also on state-of-the-art pedagogical practices linking oral skills and literacy. Although research and theory are informed by practice throughout the text's four parts, the thematic organization proceeds from more theoretical and research-oriented issues to more classroom-based perspectives: § Theory and research on the interaction between speaking and writing § How speaking scaffolds writing § How writing scaffolds speaking § How technology bridges speaking and writing This volume offers readers both a compelling rationale for connecting speaking and writing in the L2 classroom and an informed means of making these connections. A wide array of theoretical and classroom-oriented topics is offered, ranging from sociocultural and second-language acquisition theory to classroom concordancing and blogging. The book has a foreword by John M. Swales and an Afterword by Paul Kei Matsuda.

College Writing and Beyond

Related to topic knowledge is the strategic knowledge needed to work with a
given subject matter , i . e . knowledge of ... In addition , there were no discernible
signs of sustained progress in building genre knowledge : one essay in which
key ...

Author: Anne Beaufort


ISBN: UCSC:32106018882529

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 746


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Building Coherence and Cohesion

CHAPTER 2 A framework for the analysis of speech genres This chapter
provides the framework that will lead us through ... historical background , and a
comparison of genre with other constructs that define background knowledge -
including ...

Author: María Teresa Taboada

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 1588115631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

View: 710


This book examines the resources that speakers employ when building conversations. These resources contribute to overall coherence and cohesion, which speakers create and maintain interactively as they build on each other s contributions. The study is cross-linguistic, drawing on parallel corpora of task-oriented dialogues between dyads of native speakers of English and Spanish. The framework of the investigation is the analysis of speech genres and their staging; the analysis shows that each stage in the dialogues exhibits different thematic, rhetorical, and cohesive relations. The main contributions of the book are: a corpus-based characterization of a spoken genre (task-oriented dialogue); the compilation of a body of analysis tools for generic analysis; application of English-based analyses to Spanish and comparison between the two languages; and a study of the characteristics of each generic stage in task-oriented dialogue.

Reference User Services Quarterly

The Readers ' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction . Chicago : ALA Editions , 2001. (
ISBN : 978-0-8389-0803-7 ) . Saricks's book is a boon to those exploring a new
genre or looking to build genre knowledge . The fantasy section includes a ...



ISBN: NWU:35556039239298

Category: Library science


View: 889


Learning to Write Reading to Learn

Presents theoretical research embedded in classroom practice.

Author: J. R. Martin

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 1845531434

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 300


Learning to Write, Reading to Learn presents the literacy theories developed in the Sydney School over the past 25 years - ground-breaking research embedded in classroom practice. These genre-based approaches to teaching writing are a unique collaboration between SFL language research and literacy educators. They share elements with current neo-Vygotskyan theory and Berstein's theory of pedagogic discourse, but have been developed through large-scale, long-term action research. Written for both practitioners and researchers, this book explains the pedagogic, linguistic and social theory step by step and illustrates it with teaching practice. The pedagogies described are used in all educational contexts, from primary through secondary to academic study, TESOL and vocational education. The volume also presents scaffolding methodologies for teaching reading and writing.

A Project Approach to Language Learning

Linking Literary Genres and Themes in Elementary Classrooms Katherine
Luongo-Orlando ... projects that explore a variety of children's literature, connect
literary genres and themes, and build knowledge and skills through language
activities ...

Author: Katherine Luongo-Orlando

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381282

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 106


This book focuses on building knowledge and skills through extensive projects that explore various literary genres and themes.

Building Communication Theories

Speech genres and other late essays (V. W. McGree, Trans.). Austin, TX:
University of Texas Press. Barrett ... Shaping written knowledge: The genre and
activity of the experimental article in science. Madison, WI: University of
Wisconsin Press.

Author: Fred L. Casmir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136694899

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 161


Concern with various matters related to humans as they communicate has led to an increase in both research and theorizing during the second half of the 20th century. As a matter of fact, so many scholars and so many disciplines have become involved in this process that it is virtually impossible to understand and appreciate all that has been accomplished so far. This book focuses on one important aspect of human sense-making -- theory building -- and strives to clarify the thesis that theories do not develop in some sort of social, intellectual, or cultural vacuum. They are necessarily the products of specific times, insights, and mindsets. Theories dealing with the process of communication, or communicating, are tied to socio-cultural value systems and historic factors that influence individuals in ways often inadequately understood by those who use them. The process-orientation of this book inevitably leads to an emphasis on the perceptions of human beings. Thus, the focus shifts from the subject or area called "communication" to the act of communicating. Finally, this volume offers insight into how the process of human sense-making has evolved in those academic fields commonly identified as communication, rhetoric, speech communication or speech, within specific socio-cultural settings.

Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres

Inher book Building genre knowledge (2009), shetraces the developmentof
genreknowledge among four international graduate students studyinginthe
United States. Herwork hasalso appeared invarious books andjournals,
includingEnglish ...

Author: Carmen Sancho Guinda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137030825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres brings together a range of perspectives on two of the most important and contested concepts in applied linguistics: stance and voice. International experts provide an accessible, yet authoritative introduction to key issues and debates surrounding these terms.

Genre Practice and the Composition Classroom

In addition , the responsiveness I showed through different activities in Chapter 3
— and what happened when students had the freedom to discuss genres from
their own lives - indicated the importance of building on students ' knowledge ...

Author: Meghan E. Bacino


ISBN: MSU:31293030624674

Category: Creative writing

Page: 680

View: 817


Genre and the Language Learning Classroom

The notion of systems of genres is an important aspect of genre knowledge
outside the text ” and can be usefully ... The teaching and learning cycle aims to
provide support for learners as they move from building up the content of a text ...

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015053135730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

View: 627


An analysis of how a curriculum based on communicative events can enhance learning in the language classroom

The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Building from earlier reviews of the topics, theoretical vantage points, and
analytic methods used to explore early ... on cognitive and sociocognitive
features of composing, especially the processes involved in building genre
knowledge, name ...

Author: Joanne Larson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446265918

Category: Education

Page: 704

View: 111


This new edition of the much-loved Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy has been revised and updated to retain its cutting-edge focus on emergent and important areas of research. This comprehensive work guides the reader through current social, cultural and historical analysis on a global scale. The new edition contains a greater range of methodologies, and chapters on: - space and literacy - disabilities and early childhood literacy - digital literacies - indigenous literacy - play and literacy - policy In the Handbook, readers will find coverage of all the key topics in early childhood literacy. The exceptional list of contributors offers in-depth expertise in their respective areas of knowledge. The Handbook is essential for Undergraduate students; Masters students; PhD students; CPD students; researchers, and literacy-centre personel. 'The second edition of this internationally respected and widely used text encompases a myriad of new issues and insights, both through new contributions and thoughtfully revised chapters which raise fresh questions and challenges for research and practice. In pushing the boundaries still further, the handbook retains its rightful place at the forefront of research into early childhood literacy practice in the 21st century' -Professor Teresa Cremin, Open University UK 'This handbook provides in-depth knowledge of insights and theories about the dynamic process of how children come to know literacy as thinking humans in social and cultural spaces. There is a rich array of research perspectives of children's meaning-making through family and digital liteacies, play and literacy, and in-school and out-of-school literacy experiences' - Yetta Goodman, Regents Professor, University of Arizona

Knowledge And or of Experience

They operate within practices of reading , writing , designing and building that
function under conditions of some social ... It is a position that fails to take account
of they way in which genre classifications function as a way of making buildings ...

Author: John MacArthur


ISBN: UCSD:31822016564288

Category: Architecture

Page: 182

View: 213


Connectivity and Knowledge Management in Virtual Organizations Networking and Developing Interactive Communications

Here, the organization can build up a knowledge-sharing friendly culture and, in
general, align corporate ... Likewise, the community's genre repertoire (i.e., the
types of communicative actions and the forms it takes) typically reflects the ...

Author: Camison, Cesar

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605660714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 781


"This book analyzes different types of virtual communities, proposing Knowledge Management as a solid theoretical ground for approaching their management"--Provided by publisher.