Genre Analysis of Online Encyclopedias

The Case of Wikipedia

Anna Tereszkiewicz

Jagiellonian University Press

Genre Analysis of Online Encyclopedias

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Pub Date: May 2013

ISBN: 9788323328131

190 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00£32.95

Genre Analysis of Online Encyclopedias

The Case of Wikipedia

Anna Tereszkiewicz

Jagiellonian University Press

The book is the first complete discussion of the genre of online encyclopedias. The first part of the book, preceded by a theoretical introduction into the concept of webgenres, gives a detailed overview of the types of encyclopedic websites, presenting the characteristics of their content, form and functionality. The second part of the publication concerns Wikipedia—the most popular online encyclopedia. The presentation of the structure of the portal is followed by an in-depth discussion of Wikipedia discourse features, describing the most conspicuous properties of the stylistic layer of this encyclopedia. The value of the book is additionally enhanced by many illustrations reproducing the analyzed websites.
I could rate highly this work as a valuable and innovative contribution to modern genealogy research. Prof. Ewa William, Faculty of English Philology, Jagiellonian University

About the Author

Anna Tereszkiewicz is a lecturer at the Institute of English Studies of the Jagiellonian University.