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Developing Academic Literacies

Understanding Disciplinary Communities’ Culture and Rhetoric


Dimitra Koutsantoni

Contents: Disciplinary Communities’ Culture and Genres – Rhetorical Patterns in Disciplinary Written Communication: Genre Analysis – Engaging in Dialogue: Hedges – Investing in Propositions and Alluding to Shared Understandings: Attitude, Certainty and Common Knowledge Markers – Appearing as the Author, Researcher and Originator of Claims: Personal Attribution – Rhetoric and National Cultures: Cross-Cultural Variation – Developing Academic Literacies – In Practice.