Persuasive Genres

These changes give rise to sub-genres of the persuasive genres of book blurbs and reviews as illustrated in the following figure: Figure 5.1 Super-genre, genres, and sub-genres In the figure above, the super-genre label for persuasive ...

Persuasive Genres

This book provides an analysis of persuasive genres in the domain of media, ranging from traditional to new media genres on the internet. Kathpalia provides a layered analysis of a family of persuasive genres at the functional, semantic, and linguistic levels and a reconceptualization of genres as empowering rather than constraining, enabling rather than binding, and dynamic rather than static. The book leads readers to an understanding of genre that accounts for the way we interpret, respond to, and create genres in different settings whilst shedding light on how genres change and how they evolve into new and unique forms to meet the ever-changing needs of society. This book would be of interest to those studying or researching the topic of genres, and those interested in reconceptualizing the way in which we interpret and understand genres from linguistic and discourse perspectives.

Persuasive Artistry

The historical approach to the rhetorical genre has its justification in the need to recognize the historical constraints ... Mark D. Jordan, 'Ancient Philosophic Protreptic and the Problem of Persuasive Genres', Rhetorica 4 (1986), pp.

Persuasive Artistry

Crossing diverse strains of plants often yields a hybrid more vibrant than the parent strains. The same can be said of crossing diverse branches of knowledge, as in the integration of biblical and rhetorical studies that has produced the new hybrid of interpretative rhetorical criticism. This integration is due in no small measure to the creative efforts of George A. Kennedy. In this well-integrated volume of essays in his honour, 17 scholars display the influence of the approach taken by Kennedy and others upon the interpretation of the Gospels, Acts, Romans, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Ephesians.

Syntactic Variation and Genre

Limiting their discussion to persuasive genres, Halmari and Virtanen (2005: 239) argue that “a lot of the 'categorical ambiguity' [...] encountered in the attempts to typologize various texts into their generic 'types' can be explained ...

Syntactic Variation and Genre

This volume explores the interplay of syntactic variation and genre. How do genres emerge and what is the role of syntax in constituting them? Why do certain constructions appear in certain types of text? The book takes the concept of genre as a reference-point for the description and analysis of morpho-syntactic variation and change. It includes both overviews of theoretical approaches to the concept of genre and text type in linguistics and studies of specific syntactic phenomena in English, German, and selected Romance languages. Contributions to the volume make use of insights from attempts for text classification and rhetorical views on genre and reach from quantitative, corpus-based methodology to qualitative, text-based analyses. The types of texts investigated cover spoken, highly interactive, and written forms of communication, including selected genres of computer-mediated communication. Corpus data come from both synchronic and diachronic linguistic corpora, such as LOB, Brown, FLOB, Frown, ARCHER, and ICE-Jamaica. This spectrum both in approaches and data is meant to provide a theoretical foundation as well as a realistic view of the inherent complexity of form-function relationships in syntax. At the same time, genre is treated as a category relevant beyond discourse studies, consisting of forms and conventions at all levels of linguistic analysis, including syntax. The book is therefore of interest to linguists and graduate students in the area of syntax, discourse analysis, and pragmatics, as well as to sociolinguists and corpus linguists working on register variation.

Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction

The primary purpose of persuasive genres is to influence the target audience's ideas or behaviors. As suggested in Table 13.3, writing a persuasive text involves identifying (and in some cases researching) the target audience.

Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction

"The intent of this handbook is to provide a comprehensive, forward-looking, research-based resource for teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers on the key, inter-connected components of effective literacy instruction. The book is designed so that it is a readily useable resource for pre-service and practicing teachers as well. Every chapter in sections I, II, III, and IV includes substantial suggestions for implementing research-based practices in the classroom and for engaging in professional learning to help teachers increase their effectiveness as literacy instructors. Every chapter in section IV also includes substantial suggestions for fostering collaboration among staff and, when applicable, parents within schools"--

Thinking German Translation

The category of religious genres has diversified less than the others, but it still has a wide range of styles, from formal to informal. The fourth category is that of persuasive genres, which aim to make listeners or readers behave in ...

Thinking German Translation

This is a comprehensive practical course in translation for advanced students of German, which focuses on improving translation quality whilst clarifying the theoretical issues involved. This second edition brings the course up-to-date, and has been fully reworked to give clearer explanations of key terms and include revised chapters on genre, compensation and revision and editing. Based on detailed analysis of translation problems, Thinking German Translation features new material taken from a wide range of sources, including: business and politics press and publicity engineering tourism literary and consumer-oriented texts. Addressing a variety of translation issues such as cultural difference, register and dialect, Thinking German Translation is essential reading for all students wishing to perfect their translation skills. It is also an excellent foundation for those considering a career in translation. Further resources, including a free teacher's handbook for the course, are available on the companion website at http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/0415341469/resources/default.asp

Lehrbuch

books are, at the very least, specimens of a hybrid genre characterized by the dual purpose of description and persuasion. One must, then, be on the lookout for covertly persuasive STs, in order to be able to translate them into ...

Lehrbuch

Thinking Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St. Andrews. The course offers a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work allows students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Thinking Translation draws on a wide range of material from technical texts to poetry and song.

Thinking French Translation

The fourth category is that of persuasive genres. The essence of these is that they aim at making listeners or readers behave in prescribed or suggested ways. This aim can be pursued through various means: we are classifying in a single ...

Thinking French Translation

This new edition features material from business, law and literary texts. This is Essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of French, the book will also appeal to language students and tutors.

Thinking Arabic Translation

Finally, there is the category of persuasive genres. The essence of these genres is that they aim at getting listeners or readers to behave in prescribed or suggested ways. This aim can be pursued through various means: we are ...

Thinking Arabic Translation

Thinking Arabic Translation is an indispensable book for linguists who want to develop their Arabic-to-English translation skills. Clear explanations, discussions, examples and exercises enable students to acquire the skills necessary for tackling a broad range of translation problems. The book has a practical orientation, addressing key issues for translators, such as cultural differences, genre, and revision and editing. It is a book on translation method, drawing on a range of notions from linguistics and translation theory to encourage thoughtful consideration of possible solutions to practical problems. This new edition includes: • new material in almost all chapters • a new chapter on parallelism • two new chapters on technical translation: botanical and Islamic finance texts • new and up-to-date examples from all types of translation, covering broad issues that have emerged in the Arab world in recent years • texts drawn from a wide variety of writing types, including newspapers, prose fiction, poetry, tourist material, scientific texts, financial texts, recipes, academic writing, constitutions and political speeches • at least three full-length practical translation exercises in each chapter to complement the discussions and consolidate learning. In addition to the updated Tutor’s Handbook, a Supplement, containing textual material and practical exercises aimed at further developing the translation issues discussed in the main text, and a Tutor’s Handbook to the Supplement, are available at www.routledge.com/cw/dickins. Thinking Arabic Translation is key reading for advanced students wishing to perfect their language skills or considering a career in translation.

The Pragmatics of Discourse Coherence

Genre differences in the organization of discourse are therefore the most pronounced at the higher levels of ... These are two well-researched, clearly persuasive genres with strongly conventionalized text structures and thus less ...

The Pragmatics of Discourse Coherence

Over the past four decades, discourse coherence has been studied from linguistic, psycholinguistic, computational, and applied perspectives. This volume identifies current issues and under-researched topics in the pragmatics of discourse coherence. Nine studies from various disciplines address the realization and signalling of coherence relations in various genres and languages, their acquisition and use by first- and second-language learners and university students, the relationship between coherence relations and genre-specific discourse structure, and extensions of the coherence paradigm to multimodal discourse and visual art. This collection will be of interest to researchers from linguistics, applied linguistics, psychology, communication, and multimodal semiotics.

Language Literacy and Learning

Learning to Write Genre-Specific Texts Figure 5–8. Over the years, children have ... These include the narrative, expository, and persuasive genres, and I will describe each in the following sections. The United States Common Core State ...

Language  Literacy  and Learning

Language, Literacy, and Learning: Theory and Application is an academic textbook for graduate students studying speech-language pathology and a useful clinical resource for practicing speech-language pathologists (SLPs). This text explores how aspects of orthography and word learning relate to speech production and reading comprehension in children and adults with typical development or language learning differences. It is essential that SLPs assess and treat language and literacy skills in their clients. This text is uniquely designed to help SLPs build their own skillsets in facilitating the development of the literacy skills that are crucial for navigating educational, vocational, and recreational experiences. This evidence-based resource includes clinical examples to support chapter information, with a focus on the science of reading and writing, typical and exceptional reading and writing development, and assessments and interventions for individuals with reading and writing differences. The author uses a student-friendly writing style that promotes learning at various levels of thinking: remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Key Features: * An overview of current and influential theoretical models, the research supporting these models, and the evidence challenging each model * Detailed table of current published and standardized reading assessments for children, adolescents, and adults * Chapters featuring interviews with family members or teachers of individuals who have had experience with reading differences * Highlights of the accessibility and cultural implications of the presented information * Supplementary activities for instructors to conduct in class to support learning Language, Literacy, and Learning: Theory and Application is also a useful resource for special education teachers who work with students experiencing reading differences.

Thinking German Translation

On the face of things, it may seem to belong to the category of empirical/descriptive genres, for it appears to classify ... One must, then, be alert to covertly persuasive STs, in order to be able to translate them into appropriately ...

Thinking German Translation

Thinking German Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St.Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. Thinking German Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of German. The book will also appeal to a wide range of languages students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.

Teaching Graphic Novels in the English Classroom

Week Agenda Assignment due 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 What should I know about my genre? Understanding Rhetoric Issue 6 Narrative genres Bedford Book of Genres Chapter 2 9 Informative genres Bedford Book of Genres Chapter 3 Persuasive ...

Teaching Graphic Novels in the English Classroom

This collection highlights the diverse ways comics and graphic novels are used in English and literature classrooms, whether to develop critical thinking or writing skills, paired with a more traditional text, or as literature in their own right. From fictional stories to non-fiction works such as biography/memoir, history, or critical textbooks, graphic narratives provide students a new way to look at the course material and the world around them. Graphic novels have been widely and successfully incorporated into composition and creative writing classes, introductory literature surveys, and upper-level literature seminars, and present unique opportunities for engaging students’ multiple literacies and critical thinking skills, as well as providing a way to connect to the terminology and theoretical framework of the larger disciplines of rhetoric, writing, and literature.

The SAGE Handbook of Persuasion

For Blair and other belletristic writers, there was no real distinction between oral and written rhetoric, nor did they draw firm distinctions between expository, literary, and persuasive genres of discourse.

The SAGE Handbook of Persuasion

The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Persuasion: Developments in Theory and Practice provides readers with logical, comprehensive summaries of research in a wide range of areas related to persuasion. From a topical standpoint, this handbook takes an interdisciplinary approach, covering issues that will be of interest to interpersonal and mass communication researchers as well as to psychologists and public health practitioners.

Structuring the Thesis

Level Classical rhetoric SFL Genre Forms of persuasive discourse (i.e., judicial, epideictic, deliberative) School-based persuasive genres (i.e., hortatory exposition, analytical exposition, discussion) Discourse Figurative language ...

Structuring the Thesis

The book is a collective investigation of the structuring of theses in education, the social sciences and other disciplines that commonly do not follow the standard procedures of the scientific method. To help research students design a structure for their own thesis and liberate their investigations from the constraints associated with the use of the conventional structure, it explains how the structures adopted were designed to suit the topic, methodology and paradigm. It also provides a wide range of examples to draw upon, which suit a broad spectrum of theory, methodological approaches, research methods and paradigms. Additionally, by analyzing the methodologies and paradigms, and reviewing the methodological and paradigmatic spectrum, it offers a significant contribution to the way research is conceptualized. The book addresses a number of key questions faced by students, supervisors and examiners: •Why do examiners often find it difficult to read work in non-scientific disciplines when theses are structured in accordance with the conventional scientific method? •Why do students in non-scientific disciplines struggle to write up the outcomes of their research in the conventional structure? •What alternative thesis structures can be devised to better suit the wide range of methods? •Which theories and paradigms are commonly followed in education and the social sciences and how do these perspectives influence the research process? •What methods, theories and paradigms are commonly adopted by education and social science students and what problems do these pose when students write their theses?

A Narrative Community

We have heard various ways whereby persuasion serves to tighten the interpersonal grip among community members, to centripetally ... Now the inquiry turns to what seems to be a linguistic effect of the recurrence of persuasive genres, ...

A Narrative Community

An intertextual examination of the storytelling of Israeli backpackers that analyzes their unique patterns of communication to create a thorough picture of this “narrative community.”

Research Methods in Legal Translation and Interpreting

Maintenance features as “the most introverted layer”, and “image-building and persuasive genres” as “the most extroverted one” in what she describes as an “overview of text types, or regimes of textual and translation practices, ...

Research Methods in Legal Translation and Interpreting

The field of legal translation and interpreting has strongly expanded over recent years. As it has developed into an independent branch of Translation Studies, this book advocates for a substantiated discussion of methods and methodology, as well as knowledge about the variety of approaches actually applied in the field. It is argued that, complex and multifaceted as it is, legal translation calls for research that might cross boundaries across research approaches and disciplines in order to shed light on the many facets of this social practice. The volume addresses the challenge of methodological consolidation, triangulation and refinement. The work presents examples of the variety of theoretical approaches which have been developed in the discipline and of the methodological sophistication which is currently being called for. In this regard, by combining different perspectives, they expand our understanding of the roles played by legal translators and interpreters, who emerge as linguistic and intercultural mediators dealing with a rich variety of legal texts; as knowledge communicators and as builders of specialised knowledge; as social agents performing a socially situated activity; as decision-makers and agents subject to and redefining power relations, and as political actors shaping legal cultures and negotiating cultural identities, as well as their own professional identity.

Oxford International AQA Examinations International A Level English Language

Argumentative and/or persuasive genres are found in many subjects and areas of knowledge. Research within the genre theory field has always had a strong social agenda, in that (they argue) people need to understand the different genres ...

Oxford International AQA Examinations  International A Level English Language

The only textbook that completely covers Oxford AQA International AS & A Level English Language (9670), for first teaching in September 2017. Written by experienced examiners and linguistic experts, the clear, international approach develops students' critical and creative skills while building linguistic knowledge. It supports exam success and builds crucial skills for university study and future employment. Build exam confidence with full support and guidance on all the assessment styles used in the specification. At AS Level develop the advanced language and writing skills required to critically evaluate sources, develop and sustain arguments and adapt writing for different audiences and purposes. At A Level strengthen students' linguistic knowledge preparing them for university study. Movtivate and challenge students with evocative topics such as how English varies around the world and how and why language changes..

Media Studies Content audiences and production

On a connotative level it could be exemplified by a variety of definitions , such as : individualism promoted by sport genres , or conformity endorsed by persuasive genres , such as advertisements . In concluding this section , we are ...

Media Studies  Content  audiences  and production

This book includes theoretical approaches as well as a production section that focuses on basic techniques and introductory applications of media studies.

Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students

They were also inclined to persuade their readers to consider questioning their existing stances and show willingness to ... They were recently introduced to the argumentative and persuasive genres and were not provided with sufficient ...

Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students

The aptitude to write well is increasingly becoming a vital element that students need to succeed in college and their future careers. Students must be equipped with competent writing skills as colleges and jobs base the acceptance of students and workers on the quality of their writing. This situation captures the complexity of the fact that writing represents higher intellectual skills and leads to a higher rate of selection. Therefore, it is imperative that best strategies for teaching writing speakers of other languages is imparted to provide insights to teachers who can better prepare their students for future accomplishments. Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students examines the theoretical and practical implications that should be put in place for second language writers and offers critical futuristic and linguistic perspectives on teaching writing to speakers of other languages. Highlighting such topics as EFL, ESL, composition, digital storytelling, and forming identity, this book is ideal for second language teachers and writing instructors, as well as academicians, professionals, researchers, and students working in the field of language and linguistics.

Writing Texts Processes and Practices

Besides, knowledge of audience characteristics also helps the writer to use appropriately effective communicative strategies to influence the reader, especially in the case of persuasive genres where various kinds of appeals are chosen ...

Writing  Texts  Processes and Practices

Writing: Texts, Processes and Practices offers an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to writing in a variety of academic and professional settings. The book is composed of a series of original research-based accounts by leading authorities from a range of disciplines. The papers are linked through a unifying perspective which emphasises the role of cultural and institutional practices in the construction and interpretation of written texts. This important new book integrates different approaches to text analysis, different perspectives on writing processes, and the different methodologies used to research written texts. Throughout,an explicit link is made between research and practice illustrated with reference to a number of case studies drawn from professional and classroom contexts. The book will be of considerable interest to those concerned with professional or academic writing and will be of particular value to students and lecturers in applied linguistics, communication studies, discourse analysis, and professional communications training. The contributors to this volume are: Robert J. Barrett Vijay K. Bhatia Christopher N. Candlin Yu-Ying Chang Sandra Gollin Ken Hyland Roz Ivanic Mary R. Lea Ian G. Malcolm John Milton Greg Myers Guenter A. Plum Brian Street John M. Swales Sue Weldon Patricia Wright