Journal article

Genre and disciplinary competence: A case study of contextualisation in an academic speech genre

Janne Morton

ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

The process of disciplinary socialisation has been linked to a gradual mastery of a discipline's genres. This article takes a view of genre, as indexing a wide range of often implicit understandings about knowledge creation and use within a discipline, and as fully rhetorical. Within such a framework, novice and near-expert examples of one academic assessment genre - the student architecture presentation are compared. The face-to-face nature of the academic presentation directs attention to the interpersonal dimension involved in the speaker persuading the audience of the value of their design. The analysis thus focused on identifying the rhetorical strategies that successful students used t..

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