Conference Design: Genre and Macro-Genre



This chapter reviews the way in which Convenors and participants enact conferencing as a staged goal-oriented social process. In doing so, it highlights the fact that there is a range of work to be done, entailing that a number of complementary elemental genres have to be brought together in a macro-genre involving steps and sub-steps alongside the recurrent staging within each elemental genre. The chapter also notes the ways in which conferences adhere to and depart from the script used to train Convenors, and flags the evolution of the conference macro-genre in relation to the role taken up by Youth Liaison Officers (YLO) in the admonition step of the interaction.


Genre Elements Youth Justice Conferencing Script Conferences Official Welcome Genre Stages 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of the Arts & MediaUNSW AustraliaSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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