the purpose of the WebGenreWIKI is to facilitate the sharing of information and resources on all aspects of genre, web genre and other related discourse categories, such as style, register, sentiment, or authorship.
This wiki has spawn from passionate discussions started at the RANLP 2007 Workshop on genre in Bovorets (http://www.sics.se/use/genre-ws/), which followed a stimulating CL 2007 Colloquium on web genre in Birmingham (http://corpus.leeds.ac.uk/serge/webgenres/colloquium/).
The wiki is still very much under construction. Actually, at the current stage it is more like a discussion forum than a stabilized archive. For this reason, you are all invited to visit the new wiki and to make your own contributions to it. Anybody can edit the text setting up an account and logging into the wiki. The wiki also contains a Genre Collection Repository with links to publicly available genre corpora. You are very welcome to add your genre collections to this page in order to share them with other researches. We strongly foster experimental replicability and cross-comparisons to accelerate advances in genre research.
Many thanks to all those who have enthusiastically participated in the genre discussions recorded in the wiki.
Please, feel free to send comments and suggestions to the wiki moderators:
Alexander Mehler (alexander.mehler at uni-bielefeld.de) Georg Rehm (georg.rehm at gmail.com) Marina Santini (MarinaSantini.MS at gmail.com) Serge Sharoff (s.sharoff at leeds.ac.uk)