ERIC Number: EJ570319
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Textography: Toward a Contextualization of Written Academic Discourse.
Swales, John M.
Research on Language and Social Interaction, v31 n1 p109-21 1998
Describes a partially ethnographic study of written discourse based on texts produced on three floors of an academic building, each containing a different academic community. It is proposed that such an approach can be used to study text-community associations, explore inhabitants' textual careers, piece together group-specific sets and systems of genres, and examine the concept of "discourse community." (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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