In my reading, Swales' move analysis is often applied to monologues, written (e.g., research article introductions) and spoken (e.g., conference presentations). Has Swales made or talked about applications to conversational genres (e.g., the conventionalized pattern we see in telephone call openings)? If so, what are some examples, or what views did he express?

To be clear, I'm not interested in whether such an application is possible (of course it is; I've seen analyses along those lines). I'm interested in what Swales himself has done and said with regard to conversational genres.

  • To be clear, do you have a reference? And why not ask Swales himself?
    – jlawler
    Jan 27 at 15:25

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