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    Genre analysis of written confessions in China's tertiary education : an investigation of moves and cross-cultural variation 

    Yan Zhao; Ora-ong Chakorn, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2012)

    Genre analysis has been established as a relatively mature academic research approach. Constellations of genres have been identified especially in the realms of ESP (English for Specific Purposes) and EAP (English for Academic Purposes). The current study investigates written confessions in China’s tertiary education, which is, to the best of my knowledge, little known to the academic world as a genre. It aims to identify the move patterns of written confessions as a cross-cultural variation and marginalized genre in the specific Chinese context. ...