Approaches to and Types of Genre

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Genre is known to change discourse by the format the information is presented to the audience (Varela, 2008). It is also a category of composition that is characterized by a particular style, form or content as dictate by Webster Third Dictionary. However Trosborg (n.d) stated that for the past decade, genre identification, classification and description have been scholarly concern. Certain scholars dictate that genre is defined primarily around its basic external criteria such as journals and newspaper discourse while other scholars stand on the opinion that genre can be classify by its communicative purpose, linguistic content and form of role its play in the discourse made (Trosborg, n.d). One of the scholar Swales (1990) stand firmly that the defining criterion for genre is the socio-rhetorical context, the categories defined by the community and communicative purpose. Therefore there is certain approaches of a genre to be effetively delivered to the audience after taking into account to what dictate an effective genre. In this part of the essay, there will be discussion on how the commonly used approach of genre is utilize for which purpose of discourse. They are, typography, oral, and iconography approach. All of these approaches of genre usage will be discussed in detail in this section of the essay. The first type of genre is typography genre which consist of written form of discourse. It includes books, magazine, newspapers, websites, diaries, memorandums,
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