Digital Genres in Academic Knowledge Production and Communication: Perspectives and Practices


SKU: 9781788924719
Author: Luzón, María José Pérez-Llantada, Carmen
Publication Date: 03/07/2022
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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This book presents an overview of the wide variety of digital genres used by researchers to produce and communicate knowledge, perform new identities and evaluate research outputs. It explores the role of digital genres in the repertoires of genres used by local communities of researchers to communicate both locally and globally, both with experts and the interested public, and sheds light on the purposes for which researchers engage in digital communication and on the semiotic resources they deploy to achieve these purposes. The authors discuss the affordances of digital genres but also the challenges that they pose to researchers who engage in digital communication. The book explores what researchers can do with these genres, what meanings they can make, who they interact with, what identities they can construct and what new relations they establish, and, finally, what language(s) they deploy in carrying out all these practices.