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Genre across the curriculum

Wignell, Peter F. (1994). Genre across the curriculum. Linguistics and Education,6(4):355-372.

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Title Genre across the curriculum
Author Wignell, Peter F.
Journal Name Linguistics and Education
Publication Date 1994
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 4
ISSN 0898-5898   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0347371932
Start Page 355
End Page 372
Total Pages 18
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Field of Research EDUCATION
Abstract This article uses systemic functional linguistics, particularly ideas about the relationship of language to its context, to examine the selections and functions of different sets of genres found in different curriculum areas in junior secondary education. Contrasting sets of genres taken from current textbooks in what are called technical and humanities subjects are analysed to determine which genres are favoured and to discover why they are favoured. It is concluded that the selections of genres used in different curriculum areas are functional and serve to point students in different directions: either from action to reflection or from reflection to action. It is further argued that explicit knowledge about how different curriculum areas use different genres is likely to facilitate learning and teaching.
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