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ERIC Number: EJ937799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1475-1585
From Genre Awareness to Cross-Genre Awareness: A Study in an EFL Context
Yayli, Demet
Journal of English for Academic Purposes, v10 n3 p121-129 Sep 2011
This study aims to capture both how the participants' genre awareness becomes embedded in their stances through genre-based writing instruction in an EFL context and also how viable multi-genre portfolio use is in genre-based EFL writing instruction. The qualitative data were gathered from several sources: (1) the participants' annotations of their writing, (2) interviews, and (3) pre- and post-instruction interviews and open-ended questions. The findings indicate that besides having a genre awareness and recontextualizing their genre awareness in each new writing, some of the participants were observed to use certain generic features belonging to a genre while being engaged in another genre. This bridge-building between genres through transferring their skills of recontextualization refers to cross-genre awareness. Also, the participants' positive remarks gradually increased through the instruction, which signals the benefits of practicing genres and reflecting on their own performances in annotations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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