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Genre theory and language change in a community of practice

Weldon, Paul R. 2007, Genre theory and language change in a community of practice, Ph.D. thesis, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.

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Title Genre theory and language change in a community of practice
Author Weldon, Paul R.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Communication and Creative Arts
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2007
Keyword(s) Linguistic change
Writing - Social aspects
Commercial correspondence
Summary Business letters are complex sites of interaction. Discussions of genre theory from different disciplinary perspectives (psychology, applied linguistics, rhetoric) highlight tension between stability and change in writing as a social activity. The research extends the use of ethnographic methodology and Communities of Practice in examining writing and a writing community.
Language eng
Description of original [xii], 325 p., 2 folded leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 417.7
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027121

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