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Genre presentation

  1. 1. Genre Analysis Project MOHAMMAD ALBUSAIRI MICHAEL ROTH
  2. 2. Introduction Our Situation and Scene: A traffic collision at an intersection between two motorists.
  3. 3. Genre examples Insurance claim Ticket 911 phone call
  4. 4. Question 1: The Genres are used in: Where the accident occurred (all 3), in court (ticket, insurance) , at the insurance agency (ticket insurance claim), over the phone (911 call) Such activities that happened here include: Drivers communicating and intersecting, accidents occurring The type of people who come here: Include all motorists and travelers These people have a singular shared objective: To reach their destinations
  5. 5. Question 2: These interactions accomplish: Before the accident – to reach their destinations After the accident – to clean up and resolve
  6. 6. Question 3: Those who use each genre: Traffic ticket – used by police, courts and culpable driver Insurance claim – used by police, insurance company and all involved drivers Phone call to emergency services – used by witness/driver and emergency personnel The use change for each genre piece as demonstrated above, not all users need the same genre piece for their interests
  7. 7. Question 4: The subjects the genre discuss include: resolution fault emergency response
  8. 8. Question 5: The genres suggest certain relationships such as: Ticket – authority of police to citizens, courts to the citizens 911 call – citizen to emergency response Insurance claim – client to insurance company, police to insurance company, citizen to citizen
  9. 9. Question 6: The genre suggest certain roles such as: Police officer Insurance agent Driver(s) Witness
  10. 10. Question 7: Each genre has specific jargon: Ticket – fee, fault, payment date, court date 911 call – emergency, location, status Insurance report – severity, fault, claim, deductible, documentation
  11. 11. Question 8: Such labels for the situation for each genre: Ticket – law enforcement assigning a fine to the driver at fault Insurance claim – involved drivers requesting their insurance to cover/repair damages Emergency call – to request emergency assistance at the scene of the collision
  12. 12. Question 9: The situation shapes the genre pieces: injuries, damages, fault, laws/violations
  13. 13. Question 10: The genre pieces shape the situation: Genre pieces can escalate a situation by involving police (911 call), by adding fines/fees (ticket), or by adding costs and liability (insurance claim)
  14. 14. Question 11: The genre allows users: To communicate fault, severity, damages, costs, procedure and resolutions The genres do not allow users: To avoid further accidents, to avoid future tickets, to
  15. 15. Question 12: Those who have their needs most served by the genre include: Drivers, officers, insurance parties Those who do not have their needs served by the genre include: Pedestrians, judges, emergency response teams
  16. 16. Question 14: The genres lead to an imbalance of power by Ticket – officer asserts authority over motorists 911 call – the emergency response teams are given the power to save those involved Insurance claim – authority over those at fault
  17. 17. Characteristics of genre Social: Ticket- Communicates the policemen with the driver at fault addressing the fault, fine and court date. Insurance claim- Communicates damages of vehicle, property and persons involved 911 - communicating the need for assistance
  18. 18. Characteristics of Genre Cultural: 911 call – In some other cultures self-reliance is highly regarded therefore calling for police is rarely done. Interacting with the police in some cultures is a risky endeavor. Ticket – In some cultures the ticket is not issued to the driver at fault, the ticket is issued to the driver who cannot pay the highest bribe Insurance claim – In some cultures (including our own) insurance claims are regularly falsified to try to collect more money.

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