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Winnie Cheng and Kenneth C. C. Kong

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099654

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099654.001.0001

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Linguistic Features and Writer’s Stance in Investigation Reports

Linguistic Features and Writer’s Stance in Investigation Reports

(p.130) (p.131) 8 Linguistic Features and Writer’s Stance in Investigation Reports
Professional Communication

Priscilla Leung

Hong Kong University Press

In writing a successful text, writers of professional discourses have to be able to describe, inform, convince, or instruct so that their communicative purposes can be fulfilled. During this ongoing shift toward a knowledge-based era, concern for communities has been on the increase as people have made efforts to become more aware of public administration and opinion expression. As the demand increases for independent investigation for various significant events, this phenomenon becomes more common particularly in Hong Kong. In addressing issues attributed with social impacts, written discourses or investigation reports have played no small part during the recent years since these offer facts, lessons, and recommendations. This chapter attempts to identify and address the various issues related to constructing successful texts and investigation reports.

Keywords:   professional discourse, written discourse, community, social impact, investigation reports, lessons, facts, recommendations

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