Genre is a confusing term. Many other terms are used instead of genre such as text type, register, style, domain, and sublanguage.
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Useful Genre Resources
Devitt, A. J. (2008) Writing Genres. Southern Illinois University Press.
O'Toole, S. (2003) Transforming Texts. Routledge.
Swales, J. M. (2004) Research Genres: Exploration and Applications. Cambridge University Press.
Swales, J. M. (1990) Genre Analysis. Cambridge University Press.
Bhatia, V.K. (1996) Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings (Applied Linguistics & Language Study) Addison Wesley Publishing Company.
Johns, A.M. (Ed) (2001) Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives. Routledge.
Martin, W.H. and D. Rose (2008) Genre Relations: Mapping Culture. Equinox Publishing.
Caldas-Coulthard, C. and Coulthard, M. (eds) (1996) Texts and Practices: Readings in Critical Discourse Analysis. London: Routledge.
Carter, R., Goddard, A., Reah, D., Sanger. K, & Bowring, M. (2008). Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis. London: Routledge.
Coulthard, M. (ed). (1994) Advances in Written Text Analysis. London: Routledge.
Gee, J.P. & Handford, M. (2011) Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis. Abingdon: Routledge.
Jaworski, A. and Coupland, N (eds) (2006) The Discourse Reader (2nd Edition). London: Routledge.
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