The discursive pattern of academic texts

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Drawn from the notions of textual genres, types of discourse and text plan – core notions within the theoretical framework of Socio-discursive Interactionism (Bronckart 1997) – this paper contributes the notion of a discursive pattern to the characterization and description of textual genres. To illustrate the applicability of this proposal, a descriptive textual analysis is carried out at the text’s plan level, of the organization, emergence and articulation of types of discourse of two academic genres – the critical review and the scientific paper. From this analysis, it is noted that types of discourse tend to show a relative regularity, both in occurrence and organization; that is, a specific discursive pattern. In this sense, the form in which types of discourse organize themselves, articulate and arise, gives perspective of a certain discursive identity and distinguishes the more stabilized genres.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrammar and text
Subtitle of host publicationSelected papers from the 10th and 11th Linguistic Sharing Forum
EditorsMaria Antónia Coutinho, Ana Guilherme, Joana Teixeira, Beatriz Carvalho
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-1-5275-0568-1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2018
EventX Fórum de Partilha Linguística -
Duration: 27 Nov 201528 Nov 2015

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NameGrammar and Text


ConferenceX Fórum de Partilha Linguística


  • Socio-discursive Interactionism
  • Textual genres
  • Types of discourse
  • Text's plan
  • Discursive pattern


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