Introduction; 1. Analysing genre: functional parameters; J. R. Martin; 2. Science, technology and technical literacies; David Rose; 3. The language of administration: organizing human activity in formal institutions; Rick Idema; 4. Death, disruption and the moral order: the narrative impulse in mass-media 'hard news' reporting; Peter White; 5. Curriculum macrogenres as forms of initiation into a culture; Frances Christie; 6. Learning how to mean - scientificially speaking: apprenticeship into scientific discourse in the secondary school; 7. Constructing and giving value to the past: an investigation into secondary school history; Caroline Coffin; 8. Entertaining and instructing: exploring experience through story; Joan Rothery and maree Stenglin
Frances Christie is Emeritus Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne, Australiaand Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. J. R. Martin is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia.