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Not the most fortunate one’) clearly disambiguates the polarity of the evaluator. (12) Carter is himself circumspect and points out that, in relying on qualitative research methods, ‘much has to be taken on trust’ (p. 150), and ‘the analyst cannot provide evidence which goes beyond the extracts cited’ (p. 151). That being said, the particular choice of examples in Chapter 5 is probably not the most fortunate one. 2 every 10,000 words) and the highest proportion in PDs (20 per cent of evaluators).

476). The results of this study point to similarities and divergences across such genres, based on a sample of texts targeting books shortlisted by BAAL – Britain’s most representative learned society in the field of applied linguistics – for its annual book prize. Among the six evaluative options posited before the analysis, all but one (comparative detractive evaluation) were confirmed by the data, which revealed the highest concentration of explicit evaluative acts in book blurbs and expert reviews, respectively.

The considerable difference between the latter two genres may be due to the fact that ERs, despite their intensely evaluative stance, single out books chosen for their qualities rather than their defects. BRs, on the other hand, may target a book that the reviewer does not approve of and is reluctant to endorse – hence the prevalence of negativity. Comparative evaluators were altogether far less prominent, accounting for some 20 per cent of acts in Bs and PDs but only around 5 per cent in ERs and BRs.

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