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New Trends on Metadiscourse

An Analysis of Online and Textual Genres

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  • Draws on the study of academic as well as non-academic genres

  • Approaches genre metasdicoursal analysis from a multidisciplinary perspective

  • Analyses the impact of new and social media, such as Twitter and podcasts

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About this book

This edited book gives an updated overview of methods of analysis of academic and non-academic genres in a digital era. The advent of digital and social media has deeply transformed academic and non-academic communication practices in the past two decades. The linguistic landscape is now a multilayered one; multicultural issues and cross-linguistic aspects are addressed in a way to understand how linguistically and culturally diverse identities try to find pathways. The communicative immediacy of digital media and the spectrum of genres/hybridized forms now available has inevitably influenced the way we communicate and the way we create meaning-making in a multimodal environment. The book contains nine chapters divided into two main sections corresponding to academic and non-academic texts where written, spoken and digital genres are examined from different perspectives. Cross-linguistic studies, multilingual approaches or disciplinary variations are analyzed in detail. This book provides and up-to-date and innovative view of Metadiscourse research and develops new research methodologies, drawing on visual research methods and combinations of qualitative and quantitative approaches from fields including Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, and Genre Analysis. 


Table of contents (10 chapters)


"This volume proves the rich and vast field metadiscourse is through the contributions of expert linguists. Building on a familiar and well-established tradition, this monograph explores diverse spaces around the concept of metadiscourse to offer new ways of understanding textual and interpersonal discursive strategies in both academic settings and online promotional genres based on fresh textual evidence. The result is a well-assembled text, born to provide researchers and graduate students with an insight into what is happening in the field."

-Francisco Alonso Almeida, Professor in Modern Languages, Translation and Interpretation Department, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

New trends on Metadiscourse is a must for those scholars and teachers interested in the adaptation of metadiscourse use to some of the most recent digital scenarios. It not only covers a wide variety of metadiscursive categories and academic and professional genres, but also combines research methods and integrates hot issues such as identity, learning progression, cross-disciplinary and generic variation and persuasion strategies under a multilingual and multicultural gaze.

-Carmen Sancho Guinda, senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics to Science and Technology Department, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.  

Editors and Affiliations

  • English Studies Department, Universitat Jaume I/IULMA, Castellón de la Plana, Spain

    Begoña Bellés-Fortuño

  • English and German Philology Department, Universitat de València/IULMA, Valencia, Spain

    Lucía Bellés-Calvera

  • Universitat Jaume I/IULMA, Castelló de la Plana, Spain

    Ana-Isabel Martínez-Hernández

About the editors

Begoña Bellés-Fortuño is a senior lecturer in the Department of English Studies at Universitat Jaume I, Spain. 

Lucía Bellés-Calvera is a PhD part-time adjunct lecturer at Universitat Jaume I, Spain. 

Ana-Isabel Martínez-Hernández is a part-time adjunct lecturer in the Department of Translation and Communication Studies at Universitat Jaume I, Spain. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: New Trends on Metadiscourse

  • Book Subtitle: An Analysis of Online and Textual Genres

  • Editors: Begoña Bellés-Fortuño, Lucía Bellés-Calvera, Ana-Isabel Martínez-Hernández

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-36689-5Published: 22 December 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-36692-5Due: 05 January 2025

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-36690-1Published: 21 December 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 262

  • Number of Illustrations: 35 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Applied Linguistics, Social Sciences, general, Research Methods in Language and Linguistics

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