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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS (IJAL)   MARCH 2003 , Volume 6 , Number 1; Page(s) 21 To 39.
 
Paper: 

ANALYSIS OF E-MAIL GENRE: A NEW PERSPECTIVE TO EAP WRITING

 
 
Author(s):  AMIRIAN Z., TAHRIRIAN M.H.
 
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Abstract: 
Current advances in computer technology and the growing application of "email" in academic settings as the main communication tool demands EAP practitioners awareness of the rules and conventions of this genre which determine the choice of discoursal and lexico-grammatical features used to materialize its communicative purpose. In line with such studies as Biria and Tahririan's (1997), Erickson's (1997), Henry and Roseberry's (2001), and Nagel's (1999), this study was an attempt to analyze the electronic messages from the perspective of genres; it contrasted the electronic messages with the parallel corpus of conventional letters in order to find in which level of organization - move schemata, strategies, or lexico-grammatical features - the differentiating factors between the two corpora lie. The results of statistical tests employed to different parallel features revealed significant differences between the two corpora regarding the generic and formal features under investigation. This study has implications for teaching writing to EAP/ESP students.
 
Keyword(s): EMAIL GENRE, EAP WRITING, CORPUS, ANALYSIS, FEATURES, MOVE
 
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