Reporting and Evaluation in English Book Review Articles: A Cross-Disciplinary Study
This chapter explores a review genre — the book review article — that is something of a hybrid. It often appears in the book review section of academic journals yet differs from both book reviews and review articles. Its primary function is to evaluate the knowledge claims of other researchers in the context of their publications. This is clearly different from a book review which functions to evaluate a range of features of books (Hyland, 2000).
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