Reworking research: Interactions in academic articles and blogs

  title={Reworking research: Interactions in academic articles and blogs},
  author={Hang (Joanna) Zou and Ken Hyland},
  journal={Discourse Studies},
  pages={713 - 733}
The blog is an increasingly familiar newcomer to the panoply of academic genres, offering researchers the opportunity to disseminate their work to new and wider audiences of experts and interested lay people. This digital medium, however, also brings challenges to writers in the form of a relatively unpredictable readership and the potential for immediate, public and potentially hostile criticism. To understand how academics in the social sciences respond to this novel rhetorical situation, we… 

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