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ERIC Number: EJ607882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
An Interactive Genre within the University Textbook: The Preface.
Luzon, Maria Jose
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v29 n4 p409-29 1999
Finds that textbook prefaces are used by authors both to help the audience use the book and to convince them of its value, which accounts for relevant features of prefaces: the frequent use of textual metadiscourse and the pervasive presence of evaluation. Discusses evaluative criteria used in prefaces and how they are related to the audience's expectations about introductory textbooks. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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