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Title: Genre Analysis and Functional Variation in Discourse
Author: Mujib Rahman
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Institution: University Of Peshawar
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Abstract: The notion of functional variation in discourse is not something new; it has all along been recognised by linguists. However, an approach that would account for this variation in a meaningful way did not exist. Register analysis and the grammatical-rhetorical approach were found to be concerned only with the surface level variations. They did not account for variations that occur due to conventions, writers' intentions, and audience. The genre analysis approach adequately overcomes these limitations. Moreover, it can also help sensitise already proficient students and professionals to the use of appropriate forms to meet the demands of a particular genre.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: University of Peshawar
Publication Info: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences


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