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Luzón, María José – Written Communication, 2017
Blogs provide an open space for scholars to share information, communicate about their research, and reach a diversified audience. Posts in academic blogs are usually hybrid texts where various genres are connected and recontextualized; yet little research has examined how these genres function together to support scholars' activity. The purpose…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication, Researchers
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Artemeva, Natasha; Fox, Janna – Written Communication, 2011
This article reports on an international study of the teaching of undergraduate mathematics in seven countries. Informed by rhetorical genre theory, activity theory, and the notion of Communities of Practice, this study explores a pedagogical genre at play in university mathematics lecture classrooms. The genre is mediational in that it is a tool…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Video Technology, Mathematics Education, Teaching Experience
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Perez-Sabater, Carmen; Pena-Martinez, Gemma; Turney, Ed; Montero-Fleta, Begona – Written Communication, 2008
Many recent studies on computer-mediated communication (CMC) have addressed the question of orality and literacy. This article examines a relatively recent subgenre of CMC, that of written online sports commentary, that provides us with written CMC that is clearly based on firmly established oral genres, those of radio and television sports…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Computer Mediated Communication, French, Television
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Lillis, Theresa – Written Communication, 2008
This article critically explores the value of ethnography for enhancing context-sensitive approaches to the study of academic writing. Drawing on data from two longitudinal studies, student writing in the United Kingdom and professional academic writing in Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, and Portugal, the author illustrates the different contributions…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies
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Lillis, Theresa; Curry, Mary Jane – Written Communication, 2006
Scholars around the world are under increasing pressure to publish their research in the medium of English. However, little empirical research has explored how the global premium of English influences the academic text production of scholars working outside of English-speaking countries. This article draws on a longitudinal text-oriented…
Descriptors: Psychology, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Ethnography