Basics of Genre Theory
Characteristics of Genres
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Typified social action that responds to a recurring situation.

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People use Genres to do th...
Characteristics of Genres
Genre theory relies on groups of people bound together by a common cause or
interest who communi...
Examples of Genres
Working with your group members, brainstorm 2
different genres of writing
Describe what the genre is:
...
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Genre theory

  1. 1. Basics of Genre Theory
  2. 2. Characteristics of Genres  Typified social action that responds to a recurring situation.  People use Genres to do things in the world.  Genres develop through writers effective response to those situations: generic conventions of form arise from suitability and effectiveness  Genres can both reflect and create situation at same time
  3. 3. Characteristics of Genres Genre theory relies on groups of people bound together by a common cause or interest who communicate through the written word in some way. These types of communications, called genres, are typically common yet unique forms of communication that are often standardized and help mandate the participation of a newcomer. The genre standards are created by the group and yet also help to guide, maintain and perpetuate that same group. In other words, genres both are created by the groups that use them and establish the standards that maintain and sustain those groups.
  4. 4. Examples of Genres Working with your group members, brainstorm 2 different genres of writing Describe what the genre is: what are the textual features? who use it ? when is it used ? why is it used?

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