-- the person or group of people for whom the text
- E.3.1.1. the immediate audience
- -- people forming part of the
communicative event, with at least a theoretical opportunity to
- E.3.1.2. the wider audience
- -- for example, a readership, viewership.
Cross-cutting with this are the following:
- E.3.1.*.1. audience size
- -- for example, under 5 / 5-20 / 21-50 / hundreds / thousands.
- E.3.1.*.2. audience constituency
- E.3.1.*.2.1. members of the general public
- E.3.1.*.2.2. informed lay people
- E.3.1.*.2.3. professional people
- E.3.1.*.2.4. specialists
- E.3.1.*.2.5. students, trainees
- E.3.1.*.2.3.1-n. list of professions
- E.3.1.*.2.4.1-n. list of specialists
- E.3.1.*.2.5.1-n. list of study and training courses
- E.3.1.*.3. author-audience relationship
- E.3.1.*.3.1. distant
- -- no personal acquaintance, and further separated
by institutional roles that depersonalise.
- E.3.1.*.3.2. neutral
- -- no personal acquaintance, but both author and
member of audience are considered as individuals.
- E.3.1.*.3.3. close
- -- personal acquaintance, or the assumption of it.
(Note this is a place where the reflexive categorisation may conflict
with the judgement of the researcher, e.g. in commercial circulars
which are personalised by computer working from mailing lists)