Shopping Cart
Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres (Linguistic Insights)

Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres (Linguistic Insights)

Regular price $245.87 Sale price

Compare at $124.95

  • ISBN-13: 9783034313711
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2013
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 511 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.75 x 1.25 inches


This book received the Enrique Alcaraz Research Award in 2015.

Through Narrative Theory, the book offers an engaging panorama of the construction of specialised discourses and practices within academia and diverse professional communities. Its chapters investigate genres from various fields, such as aircraft accident reports, clinical cases and other scientific observations, academic conferences, academic blogs, climate-change reports, university decision-making in public meetings, patients’ oral and written accounts of illness, corporate annual reports, journalistic obituaries, university websites, narratives of facts in legal cases, narrative processes in arbitration hearings, briefs, and witness examination accounts. In addition to exploring narration in this wide range of contexts, the volume uses narrative as a powerful tool to gain a methodological insight into professional and academic accounts, and thus it contributes to research into theoretical issues. Under the lens of Narratology, Discourse and Genre Analysis, fresh research windows are opened on the study of academic and professional interactions.

Customer Reviews

We Also Recommend