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Genre’. These four types of email genres mainly maintained their generic integrity, communicative purpose and topic. Table 8.2: Features used in the four types of email genres Email genres Discussion email Enquiry email Delivery email Informing email genre genre genre genre Features Framing Moves: Identifying topic Clear informative Clear informative Clearly Clearly Broadly Broadly informative informative informative informative Uninformative Uninformative Salutation & Formal Formal Mainly Formal Formal Opening Informal Informal Unconventional Unconventional Conversational Conversational Pre-closing & Formal ‘Regards’ Regards Formal Formal Closing Informal ‘cheers!’ Thank you Minimization ‘Rgds’ ‘Rgds’ Signature First name First name First name Auto signature (internal) (internal) (internal) Auto signature Auto signature Auto signature (external) (external) (external) Content Moves Declarative Declarative Grammatical Declarative Imperative mood Interrogative Declarative Imperative Tense Simple Present Simple Present Simple Present Simple Present Simple Past Simple Past Simple Past Present perfect Present Perfect Present Perfect Simple future Passive voice Not common Not common Not common Agentless passive ‘by’ passive Public verbs Common Common Mainly ‘attach’ & ‘submit’ Common Suasive verbs Common Common Not common Common Private verbs Private factual, Private factual Mainly ‘find’ Factual cognitive private mental & mental state verb Unfulfilled desire verbs Pronouns 1 st person 1 st person Not very common (mainly 1st person) Mainly 1 st person plural ‘we’ 2 nd person 2 nd person 3 rd person Demonstrative Common (text- Common (text- Not common Not common pronouns internal, text- internal, text- external & external & abstract concept) abstract concept ) Modal verbs Possibility Volitive Obligation Commissive Permission Commissive Obligation Hedges Reader-oriented Reader-oriented Not common Writer oriented Content-oriented Content-oriented Time and place Both common Both common Mainly place Mainly place adverbials adverbial adverbials
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Discussion email genre was used to debate or negotiate an issue. The writers used this email genre to discuss issues related to granting exemptions, extending assignments submission, establishing a new course, selecting the content of a module, submitting marksheets, setting up a marking scheme or new semester and examination timetables. The generic structure of this type of email genre included
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