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Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Authorship and context : writing and text production as situated activities
Authors: Gnach, Aleksandra
Powell, Katrina M.
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-4263
Published in: Handbook of writing and text production
Editors of the parent work: Jakobs, Eva-Maria
Perrin, Daniel
Volume(Issue): 10
Page(s): 119
Pages to: 139
Issue Date: Feb-2014
Series: Handbooks of applied linguistics
Publisher / Ed. Institution: De Gruyter
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-11-022063-6
Language: English
Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Text production; Writing
Subject (DDC): 808: Rhetoric and writing
Abstract: In this chapter, the authors examine the study of text production in relation to the ways that agency, author, and social context intersect, examining such questions as who are the agents of text production and how do they act in contemporary institutions of individual and organizational text production? In addition to outlining several related theoretical frameworks (Realist Social Theory, Activity Theory, Critical Discourse Analysis), the authors address the ways that research methodologies are inextricably linked to the theoretical perspectives informing them. Highlighting the interplay of socio-cultural contexts with authoring activities, the authors use two examples from the traditions of media linguistics and new literacy studies to address the ways that understanding context is crucial in analyzing and interpreting authors as agents of text production.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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