About GXB

Genre is a concept and construct that crosses disciplinary, national, methodological, conceptual, and pedagogical borders. The aim of "Genre across Borders" (GXB) is to advance genre theory and research by helping scholars and students cross these borders through access and scholarly contribution to reference guides and online networking. More about GXB.

GXB Member Profile

Allan McDougall

Western University
Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
MA
PhD student

Sample Bibliography

[756] Frentz, T. S., & Farrell T. B. (1976).  Language-Action: A Paradigm for Communication. Quarterly Journal of Speech. 62, 333–349.
[782] Hart, R. P. (1971).  The Rhetoric of the True Believer. Speech Monographs. 38, 249–261.

Upcoming Events & CFPs

Wednesday October 08, 2014 (All day) to Friday October 10, 2014 (All day)
Wednesday September 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm to Friday September 19, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The Fifth Encounter on Genres in Linguistics and Literature will take place in Recife, Brazil, at the Federal University of Pernambuco.

Glossary Sample

The notion of "occluded genres" (Swales, 1996) has been recently used outside of the study of academic/research genres in Shapero (2011), where it's been applied to suicide notes.


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Welcome

Genre is a concept and construct that crosses disciplinary, national, methodological, conceptual, and pedagogical borders. The aim of "Genre across Borders" (GXB) is to advance genre theory and research by helping scholars and students cross these borders. It combines two primary functions:

  1. GXB is a reference guide to scholarship in the many fields of genre study—glossary, bibliography, and overviews of research in multiple disciplines.
  2. GXB is a networking portal for scholars to connect with each other and with other internet resources—calendar, live feeds from internet sources, profiles of other genre scholars, contributions of course and curriculum materials, opportunities to discuss research problems or find a collaborator.

Both of these functions require active input from users to:

  • add new glossary and bibliography entries
  • tag or expand existing entries
  • extend or comment on the disciplinary overviews
  • add an item to the calendar
  • contribute your teaching materials
  • register and post your research profile

Glossary Sample

An element of speech that serves as "a link in the chain of speech communication" (Bakhtin, 1986, p. 91).