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Title: Contrastive genre mapping in academic contexts: an intercultural approach
Authors : Kruse, Otto
Chitez, Madalina
Published in : Journal of Academic Writing
Volume(Issue) : 2
Issue : 1
Pages : 59
Pages to: 73
Publisher / Ed. Institution : European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW)
Issue Date: 2012
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Genre Mapping; Writing; Higher Education; Questionnaire Study; Evaluation; Writing didactics
Subject (DDC) : 378: Higher education
808: Rhetoric and writing
Abstract: This paper presents a comparison of genre use at three Swiss universities from different language regions. The methodology is one of contrastive genre mapping in which we connect two lines of research usually seen as distinct approaches. The aim of the study is to find ways of comparing the writing cultures of different languages by collecting and comparing the genres used for teaching. Data about genres were gathered through questionnaires in which students and faculty members were asked to describe writing assignments and student texts. From the answers to these questionnaires, genre inventories were constructed and then re-checked with insiders in faculty discussions or inter-views. As results, lists of genres from the individual universities are presented, as are the patterns of genre families into which the genres were classified. It turned out that genre use shows strong similar-ities across the three universities. The main genre families are presented and differences between universities are discussed.
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Language Competence Centre (LCC)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-4341
ISSN: 2225-8973
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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