|Author:||Moy, Ka-ling Karen|
|Title:||A genre analysis of biography|
|Subject:||Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations|
|Department:||Department of English|
|Pages:||89,  leaves : ill. ; 30 cm|
|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.|
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