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Published on February 5, 2009

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Expository text : Expository text It is a manifestation of informative discourse. It is a text which explains something. Characteristics : Characteristics Its aim is to inform, to widen reader/listener’s knowledge Its apparently objective Its self-sufficient It tries to modify the opinion, beliefs or behavior of the audience It uses logic argumentation rather than emotions Three perspectives : Three perspectives Writer-reader Find out reader’s (listener) previous knowledge Organization patterns: problem-solution; cause-consequence; comparison; description; temporal sequence. Cohesion a) Graphic indexes b) Connectors and organizers c) Tenses and lexis Bibliography : Bibliography Martínez Laínez, Ana y Carmen Rodríguez Gonzalo, Els textos expositius des d’una perspectiva didàctica, en Articles de Didàctca de la Llengua I la Literatura, pp. 41-54, Abril 1995.

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