Tag: genre competence

Genre, Social Action and Social Intelligence

An important dimension that has not been investigated so far is the relatedness among genre, social action and social intelligence. The interpretation of genre in terms of social action was put forward more than 25 years ago by Carolyn Miller…

Flogs, i.e. the subversion of the blog genre

Cornelius Puschmann, Lies at Wal-Mart, in Janet Giltrow and Dieter Stein (eds) Genres in the Internet, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009. The chapter by Cornelius Puschmann presents a novel and stimulating analysis of an emerging faux genre in a lively…

Book Review: Academic Writing and Genre (2008)

This is a monograph consisting of 7 chapters and 5 appendices. It focuses on genre-based approaches to the teaching of academic writing. The book reviews pedagogical approaches to genre and presents a comprehensive synthesis of the current research in the field. After a thorough review, which includes also reflections on the nature of human categorization, the author, Ian Bruce, proposes an innovative model to teach academic writing through a two-layer genre-based approach, and discusses the ways in which such a model can be implemented in an academic curriculum for undergraduates and post-graduates, and native and non-speakers. The book is informative, clearly written and well organized. It is a significant contribution to the genre discussion in general, and to the teaching of academic writing in particular. Since it helps unveil the dynamics underlying the acquisition of genre competence, this book is a recommended reading to all those working in areas where genre classification has a bearing – from pedagogy to genre analysis, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, information studies, context-based information retrieval etc.

The Importance of Genre Competence and Awareness

Genre competence increases information understanding: genre competence is useful to fight against web crimes, such as cyberstalking or cyberbullying or cyberterrorism (e.g. see the Dark Web project) by spotting genre anomalies in the content; Genre competence helps implement democracy: some…