About GXB

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

  • As a reference guide to scholarship in the many fields of genre study
  • As a networking portal for scholars and teachers

GXB aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the multiple strands of genre scholarship and their relationships, in order to catalyze intellectual exchange and pedagogical innovation and to help us understand the processes and motivations of genre development, evolution, and circulation.

GXB now features translations of research introductions on our Research page. Contact us to contribute a translation. You may also select an interface display language on your Profile page.

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Sample Bibliography

[864] Martin, J. R., & Rose D. (2008).  Genre Relations: Mapping Culture. Equinox Textbooks and Surveys in Linguistics.
[870] Mehler, A., Sharoff S., & Santini M. (2011).  Genres on the Web: Computational Models and Empirical Studies. (Ide, N., & Véronis J., Ed.).Text, Speech, and Language Technology.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Thursday March 30, 2017 (All day) to Saturday April 01, 2017 (All day)

1st Metadiscourse Across Genres Conference (MAG 2017). Middle East Technical University, Kalkanli, Northern Cyprus. Keynote speakers: Ken Hyland, Anna Mauranen, Anneline Adel.

Glossary Sample

"Language is realized in the form of individualized concrete utterances (oral and written) by participants in the various areas of human activity. . . . each sphere in which language is used develops its own relatively stable types of these utterances. These we may call ...


User Spotlight

Name: Silvia Morgavi
Institution: Universidad de General Sarmiento
Department/Program Affiliation: IDH
Education: BA in English, Universidad de Belgrano, 2007
Status: Teacher

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