[Corpora-List] The genre of the Web

Mark P. Line mark at polymathix.com
Sun Sep 18 20:06:01 CEST 2005


Mark Davies wrote:

>

> On the other hand, does it even make sense to try and relate the overall

> genre orientation of the web to one of these four or five discrete

> genres?

> Would it be better to simply refer to it as as mix of GENRE1 + GENRE2?

> Going even further, does it make sense to even try and relate the web to

> pre-defined genres, rather than perhaps just referring to it as its own

> "Web" register?



I don't think of the Web as a genre at all. I think of it as a medium.

It's a very flexible medium, in fact, because it seems to carry all genres
effectively.


-- Mark

Mark P. Line
Polymathix
San Antonio, TX






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