Author: Moy, Ka-ling Karen
Title: A genre analysis of biography
Degree: M.A.
Year: 2001
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
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Department: Department of English
Pages: 89, [75] leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
Abstract: This dissertation explores how writers project their personal information through "biography". It includes a condensed theoretical account of critical discourse analysis, a framework for analyzing discursive events. Textual and linguistic analysis that are drawn from 21 biographies allow this dissertation to typify the texts as constituting a non-routine, personal genre. This discussion can serve as a foundation for writing a biography. By detailing the generic elements included, this dissertation indicates how the texts are rhetorically designed in order to create a good impression. The dissertation ends by discussing the implications of the findings to introduce a guideline for writing such kind of text.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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