Discourse genres in the PUCV-2006 academic and professional corpus of Spanish criteria, definitions, and examples

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Abstract

The identification and the classification of discourse genres have been one of the important concerns in linguistics studies. Particularly, since genres are analysed as complex objects and multi-dimensional approaches have been employed in order to capture their dynamic nature, more precise distinctive features have been determined. This chapter identifies, defines, classifies and exemplifies discourse genres emerging from the 491 texts forming the PUCV-2006 Academic and Professional Corpus of Spanish. In order to accomplish these objectives, we executed a complementary methodology of deductive and inductive nature. After analysing all the texts of the corpus, twenty-nine genres were identified and grouped. Interesting clusterings emerged reflecting cognitive, social, functional/communicative and linguistic variations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademic and Professional Discourse Genres in Spanish
EditorsGiovanni Parodi
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Pages37-63
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9789027288257
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameStudies in Corpus Linguistics
Volume40
ISSN (Print)1388-0373

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