Journal or Book Title
Journal of English for Academic Purposes
John Swales' seminal work has inspired a wealth of research with important pedagogical implications for genre-based writing instruction. Continuing the prolific move analysis tradition in EAP research, this article presents empirically devised and validated cross-disciplinary IMRD move/step frameworks for the research article genre and demonstrates how Swales' move and step concepts underlying these frameworks formed the foundation of innovative genre-based automated writing evaluation technology. Overall, this paper makes the relationships between genre theory, genre analysis, and genre instruction explicit, demonstrating that move analysis is a powerful and promising theoretical, analytic, and teaching construct. With that, we take Swales' vision to a new dimension of conceptualizing EAP.
Cotos, Elena; Huffman, Sarah; and Link, Stephanie, "Furthering and applying move/step constructs: Technology-driven marshalling of Swalesian genre theory for EAP pedagogy" (2015). English Publications. 64.