Book Reviews and Disciplinary Discourses: Defining a Genre.

@inproceedings{MottaRoth1995BookRA,
  title={Book Reviews and Disciplinary Discourses: Defining a Genre.},
  author={D{\'e}sir{\'e}e Motta-Roth},
  year={1995}
}
This study analyzed the English discourse organization of sixty academic book reviews in three disciplines (linguistics, chemistry, economics) published in 1990, to help define book reviews as an academic written genre. Analysis revealed that although book reviews show regularities in information form, function, and content, some variation occurs in terms of how reviewers realize evaluation and description moves across disciplinary boundaries. Results suggest that this variation is produced by… CONTINUE READING

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