Families of genres of assessed writing

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Hyland’s definition of genres as ‘abstract, socially recognised ways of using language’ is general enough to be widely acceptable, but as such it masks significant differences in how genres are more specifically defined and operationalised in research and teaching contexts. This chapter explains what we mean by academic genres, and how we classify genres of assessed student writing into groups of similar genres, called genre families.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnglish for Academic Purposes
EditorsHelen Basturkmen
ISBN (Print)9780415716345
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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