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term MULTIGENRE
definition Related to discursive forms that contain more than one genre, not necessarily fused into a new hybrid genre
potluck multi-genre, multi-generic, multiple genres, mixed genre, mixed-genre
as distinct from MIXED-GENRE, related to discursive forms that mingle or recombine disparate genres [MULTIGENRE and MIXED-GENRE overlap.]
term MIXED-GENRE
definition Referring to arguments or genres that fuse or recombine disparate genres [note overlap with HYBRID]
potluck mixed, hybrid, hybridity, mixed genre, mixture, crossbreed, multigenre, multi-genre
as distinct from MULTIGENRE, related to discursive forms that contain more than one genre, not necessarily fused into a new hybrid genre. MULTIGENRE and MIXED-GENRE overlap.] HYBRIDITY, in cultural and especially postcolonial theory, refers to the creation of new transcultural genres, languages, or discursive acts, such as pidgins, distinct Englishes, code-switching, etc. MULTIMODAL, theory and practice of using two or more semiotic modes (such as photography, print, graphics, song, etc.), in instruction, discourse, social interactions, or rhetorical criticism and theory (Janice M. Lauer, 1993; Cynthia L. Selfe, 2009).
term GENRE-AWARENESS
definition Instruction that directions the attention of students to the forms and function of genre in order to improve their writing
potluck genre awareness, awareness of genre
as distinct from GENRE-STUDY, pedagogy, theory, and guidelines for the investigation of the praxis and forms of discourse genres as part of writing-course instruction.
term GENRE-SPECIFIC
definition In evaluating pieces of writing, application of criteria that are appropriate or characteristic to the genre
potluck genre awareness, genre features
as distinct from
term GENRE-STUDY
definition Pedagogy, theory, and guidelines for the investigation of the praxis and forms of discourse genres as part of writing-course instruction
potluck genre study
as distinct from GENRE-AWARENESS, instruction that directions the attention of students to the forms and function of genre in order to improve their writing. LANGUAGE-STUDY, instructional integration of learning about language and language use with practice in writing skills.
term GENRE-THEORY
definition Theory of the classification, historical formation, literary form, and sociocultural praxis of discourse genres
potluck genre theory
as distinct from GENRE, various kinds, forms, categories, or classifications of discourse in active use, as personal essay, news report, feasibility study, short story, each kind determined by use, culture, history, etc. ( 'A genre comprises a class of communicative events, the members of which share some set of content and style. These purposes are recognized by the expert members of the parent discourse community, and thereby constitute the rationale for the genre', John Swales, 1990, p. 58) [also search for 'genre' and 'generic' in the Title field] [note combinations such as GENRE-BASED, GENRE-AWARENESS, GENRE-STUDIES, GENRE-THEORY, SPEECH GENRE, etc.].
term GENRE
definition Various kinds, forms, categories, or classifications of discourse in active use, as personal essay, news report, feasibility study, short story, each kind determined by use, culture, history, etc. ( 'A genre comprises a class of communicative events, the members of which share some set of content and style. These purposes are recognized by the expert members of the parent discourse community, and thereby constitute the rationale for the genre', John Swales, 1990, p. 58) [also search for 'genre' and 'generic' in the Title field] [note combinations such as GENRE-BASED, GENRE-AWARENESS, GENRE-STUDIES, GENRE-THEORY, SPEECH GENRE, etc.]
potluck genre, literary type, literary form, discourse form, kind, class, category, generic
as distinct from GENERIC, discursive praxis in an public arena that has been made non-exclusionary, as with a computer lab open to all students, not just to students in certain courses (Ronald A. Sudol, 1990), or a nursing program that accepts students without pre-nursing degrees (Joanne Carol Penner, 1997), or a teacher evaluation form that fits all courses (Morris K. Lai, Kathleen Berg, & Susan Saka, 1985)--a usage parallel with the term 'generic drug' [CompPile search terms do not include the use of 'generic' as an adjective for 'genre--instead, search for GENRE]. TEXT-TYPE, in the study of the genealogy of pre-print writing, a classification of manuscripts based not on genre but scribal and stylistic features, such as margins, clarifications, glosses, etc.; in sociolinguistics, a theoretical way of classifying texts by internal features such as formality of diction or logical development, one that cuts across genre classifications (Biber, 1988; Paltridge, 1996)
term GENRE-ANALYSIS
definition Formal study of discourse genres, their distinctive form, praxis, history, and pedagogy--a study that arrived rather late in communication, discourse, and composition studies, in the mid 1980s (e.g., Mary Gerhart, 1983; Herbert W. Simons & Aram A. Aghazarian, eds., 1986)
potluck genre analysis, genre study
as distinct from GENRE, various kinds, forms, categories, or classifications of discourse in active use, as personal essay, news report, feasibility study, short story, each kind determined by use, culture, history, etc. ( 'A genre comprises a class of communicative events, the members of which share some set of content and style. These purposes are recognized by the expert members of the parent discourse community, and thereby constitute the rationale for the genre', John Swales, 1990, p. 58) [also search for 'genre' and 'generic' in the Title field] [note combinations such as GENRE-BASED, GENRE-AWARENESS, GENRE-STUDIES, GENRE-THEORY, SPEECH GENRE, etc.]
term OCCLUDED GENRE
definition As identified by John M. Swales (1996), discussion and analysis of genres or subgenres of discourse, usually within disciplinary fields, which are 'hidden and out of sight to all but a privileged few' (John Swales, 2007, p. 149), genres such as letters of submission, application letters, or PEER SEMINAR position papers (Marta Aguilar, 2004)
potluck hidden genres
as distinct from
term GENRE INTEGRITY
definition Discussion of the dynamic features of a genre which allow readers to assign individual texts to that genre and also to recognize when a text has somehow broken with that configuration of features, as when an academic book review looks like it hides a personal vendetta of the review author (Vijay Bhatia, 2004) or when a piece is viably an example of MIXED-GENRE
potluck generic integrity
as distinct from MIXED-GENRE, referring to arguments or genres that fuse or recombine disparate genres [note overlap with HYBRIDITY].
term INTRINSIC GENRE
definition In interpretive studies, the generic frame determined by the reader in interpreting a text from clues provided by the author (E. D. Hirsch, 1967); study of a genre and the degree to which it is restricted to its disciplinary field or discourse community, as the editorial in medical journals (Didier Carnet & Anne Magnet, 2006);
potluck in-field genre, in-group genre, insider genre
as distinct from ESOTERIC / EXOTERIC, discussion of any language or style that seems written only for insiders to understand, a quality sometimes criticized in professional discourse heavy with theory on the grounds that the knowledge of the profession should be 'exoteric' or interpretable by everyone (James C. Raymond, 1990; Teun A. van Dijk, 1995), but also a quality that may serve in the workplace or the temple to bond insiders and to protect inside information (Anthony Rose, 1995).
term METAGENRE
definition Study of generic forms, or perhaps ur-genres, that cross over different disciplines and different literary modes, as the sales letter that may be adapted to first-year composition assignments (Bonnie Devet, 2008); the language about genre may accompany the use of genre, especially new or hybrid genres, 'atmospheres of wordings and activities, demonstrated precedents or sequestered expectations--atmospheres surrounding genres (Janet Giltrow, 2002, p. 195); self-conscious use or application of a genre, as in a writing course (Ruth M. Mirtz, 1997)
potluck meta-genre, metageneric, meta-generic
as distinct from
term SPEECH GENRE
definition Analysis of conventional discourse types that people recognize, usually unconsciously, when they are talking or speaking formally in public (Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin, 1986), parallel to written genres and no doubt informing them (Russell Hunt, 1994)
potluck speech-genre
as distinct from