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Genres and Genre Theory in Transition

Specialized Discourses across Media and Modes

by Giuliana Garzone & Cornelia Ilie (eds.)

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Publisher: BrownWalker Press
Pub date: 2014
Pages: 260
ISBN-10: 1612337201
ISBN-13: 9781612337203
Categories: Language, Literature & LinguisticsLanguage & LingusiticsSocial Science


This volume collects a series of studies focusing on the evolution of text genres in corporate and professional communication. Genre change is explored in various contexts under the pressure of the increasing importance of new media and the profound social changes that have occurred in the last few decades. Theoretical issues are also raised and discussed, highlighting the need to reconsider the repertoire of conventions traditionally identified in each specific genre, and to reassess and update the analytical tools used to investigate them about three decades after the emergence of genre analysis.

About the Author

Giuliana Garzone is Full Professor of English, Linguistics and Translation at Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy. Her main field of investigation is specialized discourse in its different domains, and in particular legal language, scientific discourse and business communication. Her other research interests are in translation and interpreting studies.

Cornelia Ilie is currently Full Professor of Business Communication at Zayed University, UAE. Prior to that she was Full Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Malmö, Sweden. Her research interests, which are mainly interdisciplinary, focus on pragmatics, institutional discourse analysis, intercultural rhetoric and argumentation theory.