Entonces ¿cómo lo describo? – modelo retórico discursivo del género informe de proyecto en español: una aproximación a la escritura académica en ingeniería civil

Translated title of the contribution: So how do i describe it? – a discursive rhetorical model of the project report genre in spanish: an approach to academic writing in civil engineering

Enrique Sologuren*, René Venegas

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The project report is a genre widely used in the processes of academic training in computer science civil engineering. Students write this genre in the university classroom guided by diverse academic and professional purposes. Despite its relevance, empirical rhetorical-discursive descriptions that highlight the value of student writing are still scarce in Spanish. In this way, we describe the rhetorical-discursive organization of the project report genre in this subdiscipline to gain more knowledge about the written production at the rhetorical level. For this purpose, we follow a methodological design anchored in Genre Analysis of Swalesian roots, and we analyze a corpus formed by 58 texts. The use of this method helped us to determine macromoves, moves and steps of the genre, communicative functions and text characteristics. The resulting rhetorical model shows 16 moves and 36 steps. This model proved high stability of this genre, its mesogeneric nature and interconnection role between the academic and the professional discourse.

Translated title of the contributionSo how do i describe it? – a discursive rhetorical model of the project report genre in spanish: an approach to academic writing in civil engineering
Original languageSpanish
Article number202153368
JournalDELTA Documentacao de Estudos em Linguistica Teorica e Aplicada
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021

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