Journal article

'Adjacent worlds': An analysis of a genre at the intersection of academic and professional communities

Janne Morton

Journal of English for Academic Purposes | ELSEVIER | Published : 2016


Two concepts - genre and discourse community - have been at the core of discussions about language and learning within the disciplines since John Swales integrated the two into ESP pedagogy. While in his earlier work, Swales (1990) proposed a relationship of genres 'belonging' to discourse communities, he later (e.g. 1998) understood discourse communities as sometimes cohering around genres, suggesting a more open-ended relationship between the concepts. This paper takes up the issue of this relationship, and reports on a recurrent event in architecture education. The data is drawn from a project on postgraduate design studio pedagogy at a major Australian university. The focus was the weekl..

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