Constructing proximity: relating to readers in popular and professional science
Hyland, Ken. (2010) Constructing proximity: relating to readers in popular and professional science. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Vol.9 (Iss.2). pp. 116-127. ISSN 1475-1585Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2010.02.003
The view of academic discourse as a rhetorical activity involving interactions between writers and readers is now central to most perspectives on EAP, but these interactions are conducted differently in different disciplinary and generic contexts. In this paper I use the term proximity to refer to a writer's control of those rhetorical features which display both authority as an expert and a personal position towards issues in an unfolding text. Examining a corpus of texts in two very different genres, research papers and popular science articles, I attempt to highlight some of the ways writers manage their display of expertise and interactions with readers through rhetorical choices which textually construct both the writer and the reader as people with similar understandings and goals.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of English for Academic Purposes|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 116-127|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||A version of this item was presented at the 29th Annual GERAS (Groupe d’Étude et de Recherche en Anglais de Spécialité) Conference, University of Orléans, Orléans, France, Mar 13-15, 2008.|
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