AbstractThis paper suggests that interpersonality as a framework for analysis is always necessarily conditioned by contextual variables. Genre and discipline, together with language and culture, challenge the initial model of metadiscourse (Vande Kopple, 1985; Crismore et al., 1993) as well as other approaches to interpersonal metadiscourse (Hyland & Tse, 2004; Hyland, 2005) that take English and academic discourse as their main referents. A model of interpersonality should be understood as containing variables, in order to cater for more insightful and accurate analyses. It is argued that stance and engagement voices (author and reader) (White 2003; Hyland, 2008), as construed in non-academic genres like traveler forums and promotional tourism websites, bring new data to the interpersonality framework, something that can fine-tune this model. To this end, the findings from several corpus-based studies of these two webgenres have been considered (Suau-Jiménez, 2011, 2012a, 2012b, 2014a), along with work on interpersonality and discourse that includes cultural, generic and disciplinary aspects (Dahl, 2004; Sala, 2006; Yakhontova, 2006; Giannoni, 2007; Gotti, 2010). Both sub-corpora used, of traveler forums and promotional tourism websites in English and Spanish, are drawn from the COMETVAL corpus (Corpus Multilingüe de Turismo, Universitat de València)
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