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Metadiscourse : exploring interaction in writing / Ken Hyland.

Hyland, Ken. (Author).
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Subject: Discourse analysis.
Rhetoric.
Written communication.
Authorship.
Analyse du discours.
Rhétorique.
Art d'écrire.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781441155979
  • ISBN: 144115597X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages).
  • Publisher: London ; Continuum, 2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-217) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Section 1: What is metadiscourse?; Chapter 1 First impressions; 1.1 A brief overview of metadiscourse; 1.2 A context of emergence: information and interaction; 1.3 Metadiscourse and audience awareness; 1.4 Metadiscourse, interaction and audience; 1.5 Summary and conclusion; Chapter 2 Definitions, issues and classifications; 2.1 Definitions of metadiscourse; 2.2 Propositional and metadiscourse meanings; 2.3 ''Levels of meaning''; 2.4 Functional analyses; 2.5 ''Textual'' and ''interpersonal'' functions; 2.6 Metadiscourse signals.
2.7 Categorizations of metadiscourse2.8 Summary and conclusions; Chapter 3 A metadiscourse model; 3.1 Key principles of metadiscourse; 3.2 A classification of metadiscourse; 3.3 Metadiscourse resources; 3.4 An illustration: metadiscourse in postgraduate writing; 3.5 The limits of description; 3.6 Summary and conclusions; Section 2: Metadiscourse in practice; Chapter 4 Metadiscourse and rhetoric; 4.1 The concept of rhetoric; 4.2 Academic discourse and rhetoric; 4.3 Metadiscourse, ethos and The Origin of Species; 4.4 Business discourse and metadiscourse.
4.5 Metadiscourse and rhetoric in company annual reports4.6 Summary and conclusions; Chapter 5 Metadiscourse and genre; 5.1 The concept of genre; 5.2 Metadiscourse and genre; 5.3 Metadiscourse in academic research articles; 5.4 Metadiscourse in popular science articles; 5.5 Metadiscourse in introductory textbooks; 5.6 Summary and conclusions; Chapter 6 Metadiscourse and culture; 6.1 Culture and language; 6.2 Metadiscourse across languages; 6.3 Metadiscourse and writing in English; 6.4 Interactive metadiscourse in English; 6.5 Interactional metadiscourse in English; 6.6 Summary and conclusions.
Chapter 7 Metadiscourse and community7.1 The concept of community; 7.2 Community, academic writing and metadiscourse; 7.3 Metadiscourse variation in articles across disciplines; 7.4 Interactional metadiscourse in articles across disciplines; 7.5 Interactive metadiscourse in articles across disciplines; 7.6 Metadiscourse variation in textbooks across disciplines; 7.7 Interactional metadiscourse in textbooks across disciplines; 7.8 Interactive metadiscourse in textbooks across disciplines; 7.9 Summary and conclusions; Section 3: Issues and implications; Chapter 8 Metadiscourse in the classroom.
8.1 Students, writing and audience awareness8.2 Advantages of teaching metadiscourse features; 8.3 Some teaching principles; 8.4 Some teaching strategies; 8.5 Summary and conclusions; Chapter 9 Issues and directions; 9.1 Metadiscourse and the socially situated writer; 9.2 Metadiscourse and interpersonal engagement; 9.3 Metadiscourse and discourse variation; 9.4 Metadiscourse and classroom practice; 9.5 Methodological issues; 9.6 Some implications and remaining issues; 9.7 Further research; References; Appendix: Metadiscourse items investigated; Subject Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L.
Summary: This book addresses an important aspect of how language is used in written communication: the ways that writers reflect on their texts to refer to themselves, their readers or the text itself. This is known as METADISCOURSE. Metadiscourse is a key resource in language, as it allows the writer to engage with readers in familiar and expected ways. Writers use the devices of metadiscourse to adjust the level of personality in their texts, to offer a representation of themselves and their arguments. This helps the reader organise, interpret and evaluate the information presented in the text. Met.
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