‘Genre-based Analysis of English Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)’ by Rahil Sheibani, Farid Ghaemi


Genre-based studies offer an insight to linguistic researchers as well as EFL, ESP teachers which can be used in instruction. This study sought to identify the rhetorical structures of Patient Information Leaflets (PILs). This research is a genre analysis that aimed at identifying the macro- and micro-structure of PILs. Thirty PILs were analyzed in this study. The microstructure analysis was done at two levels of move and step. The analysis is done based on Swales’ (1990) model. The overall macro- and micro-structure of PIL is recognized. The results of the analysis indicated that PILs were composed of 17 sections, and each section had its own particular move-step framework.

Keywords: genre, move, step

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