According to Bhatia 2010a interdiscursivity refers to the interactions within

According to bhatia 2010a interdiscursivity refers to

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According to Bhatia (2010a), interdiscursivity refers to the interactions within or across genres. The investigation of interdiscursivity as a text-external aspect of generic integrity has taken a prominence role in Bhatia’s (2004, 2008, 2010a) critical genre analysis. The investigation of interdiscursivity, according to Bhatia (2010a), is central to understanding professional practice. This is particularly important as the ‘expert members’ of discourse communities communicate private intentions in socially recognized communicative purposes, which leads to creating hybrid or embedded genres. Stemming from this view, Bhatia (2010a) defined interdiscursivity as an innovative attempt to create hybrid or embedded genres by appropriating the generic resources of a genre or a practice to create another. This appropriation may occur in professional practices, by mixing the “generic norms in professional contexts” or semiotic resources such as “textual, semantic, socio-pragmatic, generic, and professional” resources (Bhatia, 2010a, p. 393). According to Bhatia (2008), interdiscursivity, or the appropriation of generic resources, may occur between two different genres, professional practices or cultures. To examine hybrid genres, Bhatia (2010a) examined a number of annual reports that were taken from companies in Hong Kong. He found that annual reports included two different discourses that are the accounting discourse and public relations discourse. Bhatia concluded that even though these two discourses have different purposes, different corporate practices, and different textual resources and rhetorical strategies, they were placed in a single genre to reflect a good impression about the performance of the company (Bhatia, 2010a). In relation to professional practices, Bhatia (2008) exposed instances of interdiscursivity through the use of
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language and discourse between arbitration and litigation practices in legal discourse.
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