The use of CGA seems suitable for the purposes of conducting this study The

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present comments, which is a spontaneous practice in the profession. The use of CGA seems suitable for the purposes of conducting this study. The four perspectives presented by Bhatia (2004) assist in providing a fuller view about the genre of email exchanges, from the ethnographic, textual, socio-cognitive and socio- critical perspectives, as an institutional practice. The following section sheds more lights on the critical enquiry in language studies to further explain the nucleuses of critical genre analysis. 2.3 Critical Perspective to Genre Analysis The critical enquiry in language studies, according to Wodak (2006), could be traced back to the work of Pecheux (1982), who adopted the work of Bakhtin (1981), who is a Russian theorist. The term ‘critical’, here, intends to not only “describe and explain” the linguistic features of texts, but additionally, to “root out any particular kind of delusion” (Wodak, 2006, p. 3). Researchers applied the term ‘Critical Linguistics’ (CL) (Fowler et al., 1979; Kress and Hodge, 1979) to investigate the relationships between the linguistic structures of texts and link them to the broader social structures. Simpson (1993) noted that “critical linguistics like stylistics, seeks to interpret texts on the basis of linguistic analysis”, and that critical linguistics “expands the horizons of stylistics by focusing on texts other than those regarded as literary” (p. 5). Simpson also noticed that while the inspiration of stylistics is observing the rhetorical and the metaphorical aspects of the text, critical linguistics is
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