The Language of Business Studies Lectures

A corpus-assisted analysis

Author
Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli | University of Florence
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027254009 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027292421 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
 
Google Play logo
New opportunities in the global workplace have heightened interest in business studies. In response to this trend, this book presents an in-depth analysis of a corpus of authentic business studies lectures, focusing on spoken, academic, disciplinary and professional features (e.g., speech rate, interactive devices, specialized lexis) that are crucial to comprehension, but often problematic for non-native speakers. The investigation adopts an original multi-pronged approach including quantitative, qualitative and comparative analyses. It utilizes techniques drawn mainly from corpus linguistics and discourse analysis, but also integrates observational and ethnographic methods to provide unique extra-linguistic insights. The study is thus a full-circle interpretive account of this dynamic spoken genre where academia and profession converge. The book shows how business studies lectures are characterised by a synergy of discourses and communicative channels that reflect the community of practice, highlighting the need to help international business students develop multiple literacies to overcome present and future challenges.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 157] 2007.  xvi, 236 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli’s book on the language of business lectures will be of use not only to experts in the fields of discourse analysis and corpus linguistics but has also much to offer to the increasing number of people working in the academic world of Business Studies and indeed to those operating in the marketplace.”
“Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli presents a well-written, engaging analysis of a keystone genre of the MBA discourse community - the business studies lecture. Of interest to language researchers, discourse analysts, as well as the members of the business community itself, this volume takes the reader from the conception of this multi-year project through its successful conclusion, carefully detailing all the methodological and analytical steps along the way. [...] On the whole, I feel Crawford Camiciottoli presents an interesting and accessible analysis of the business studies lecture genre. Using an approach that neatly illustrates the utility and advantages of micro corpora analysis, the merits of this volume are many. [...] Insightfully and carefully, Crawford Camiciottoli details her methodological approach and addresses some of the limitations and common pitfalls corpus researchers are likely to encounter in their analyses. Importantly, this volume demonstrates how standard corpus linguistic approaches to discourse can be extended by more ethnographically oriented methodologies that shed light on nonverbal modalities.
This book will undoubtedly be of interest to corpus researchers, novice and expert alike, who wish to complement their research with alternative methodologies.”
“An excellent example of how different research traditions can be brought together to offer a thorough, coherent and well grounded exploration of a genre. Drawing on corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and ethnographic observation, this book explores the spoken features of lectures, their specific role in academic discourse and their disciplinary / professional strategies.”
“This is an important and timely contribution to the scholarly literature as business studies courses continue to increase in popularity and as more and more business studies lectures are being given in English. ”
“Given the growing popularity of business studies, this is a most timely work. The organization of the volume and the writing style are very clear and the discussions of the literature relating to the various academic spheres of interest are impressive. Useful considerations are included on using corpora for the comparison of discourse types, something which is often – inexplicably – missing from genre studies.”
“This book presents a thorough and rigorous set of studies of a corpus of Business Studies lectures in English which focus primarily on features of the language used by lecturers, an, secondly, on a number of multimodal aspects of the lectures. It is the first major study of lectures in this particular subject area and it also consitutes an important contribution to the study of English language academic lectures in general.[...] This book presents a useful model for how crpus analysis tools can be used in the study of academic discourse, making use of the concordancing, wordlist and keyword tools in the WordSmith tools suite of programmes, and it is an interesting source of insights into the language of Business Studies lectures that will help the reader to formulate hypotheses to test and further data.”
Cited by

Cited by 32 other publications

Akoto, Osei Yaw
2023. Role Switch in Lecturer-Students Classroom Interaction: A Corpus-Based Study of Self-Referential Personal Pronouns. Corpus Pragmatics 7:2  pp. 121 ff. DOI logo
Arora, Poonam & Janet L. Rovenpor
2018. Sustainable Decision-Making: Moving Beyond People, Planets, and Profits. In Handbook of Engaged Sustainability,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Arora, Poonam & Janet L. Rovenpor
2018. Sustainable Decision-Making. In Handbook of Engaged Sustainability,  pp. 113 ff. DOI logo
Beaumont, Ben
2020. Identifying In-Service Support for Lecturers Working in English Medium Instruction Contexts. In Internationalising Learning in Higher Education,  pp. 83 ff. DOI logo
Bellés-Fortuño, Begoña
2018. Evaluative language in medical discourse. Languages in Contrast 18:2  pp. 155 ff. DOI logo
Bernad-Mechó, Edgar
2023. Multimodal (Inter)action Analysis for the study of lectures: active and passive uses of metadiscourse. Multimodal Communication 12:1  pp. 7 ff. DOI logo
Bernad-Mechó, Edgar & Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez
2019. Chapter 17. Organizational metadiscourse across lecturing styles. In Engagement in Professional Genres [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 301],  pp. 321 ff. DOI logo
Cabrejas-Peñuelas, Ana Belén
2020. The language of recovery. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 33:1  pp. 27 ff. DOI logo
Charles, Maggie
2012. English for Academic Purposes. In The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes,  pp. 137 ff. DOI logo
Coxhead, Averil
2012. Vocabulary and ESP. In The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes,  pp. 115 ff. DOI logo
Coxhead, Averil
2018. Replication research in pedagogical approaches to formulaic sequences: Jones & Haywood (2004) and Alali & Schmitt (2012). Language Teaching 51:1  pp. 113 ff. DOI logo
Crawford Camiciottoli, Belinda
2012. Discourse and Interaction: Quantitative Methods. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, DOI logo
De Cock, Sylvie & Sylviane Granger
2021. Stance in press releases versus business news: a lexical bundle approach. Text & Talk 41:5-6  pp. 691 ff. DOI logo
Diani, Giuliana
2014. Grammar and Institutional Discourse. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Gambhir, Rittu & Supong Tangkiengsirisin
2023. Analysis of Linguistic Features in Startup Pitches. rEFLections 30:1  pp. 59 ff. DOI logo
Iparraguirre, José-Louis, Álvaro Antón-Sancho & Diego Vergara
2023. Lecture Attendance among Undergraduate Business Students in Egypt: An Exploratory Study. Education Sciences 13:1  pp. 59 ff. DOI logo
Kashiha, Hadi
2022.  “Bear in mind that”: Enhancing lecture comprehension through signaling importance markers. European Journal of Applied Linguistics 10:1  pp. 86 ff. DOI logo
Khany, Reza & Neda Babanezhad Kafshgar
2016. Analysing Texts through their Linguistic Properties: A Cross-disciplinary Study. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 23:3  pp. 278 ff. DOI logo
Porto, M. Dolores & Manuela Romano
2013. Newspaper Metaphors: Reusing Metaphors Across Media Genres. Metaphor and Symbol 28:1  pp. 60 ff. DOI logo
Querol-Julián, Mercedes
2021. How does digital context influence interaction in large live online lectures? The case of English-medium instruction. European Journal of English Studies 25:3  pp. 297 ff. DOI logo
Seedhouse, Paul
2013. Oral proficiency interviews as varieties of interaction. In Assessing Second Language Pragmatics,  pp. 199 ff. DOI logo
Simpson‐Vlach, Rita
2012. Corpus Analysis of Spoken English for Academic Purposes. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, DOI logo
Steffek, Jens, Marcus Müller & Hartmut Behr
2021. Terminological Entrepreneurs and Discursive Shifts in International Relations: How a Discipline Invented the “International Regime”. International Studies Review 23:1  pp. 30 ff. DOI logo
Sánchez-García, Davinia
2020. Internationalization Through Language and Literacy in the Spanish- and English-Medium Education Context. In Integrating Content and Language in Multilingual Universities [Educational Linguistics, 44],  pp. 131 ff. DOI logo
Sánchez-García, Davinia
2020. Mapping lecturer questions and their pedagogical goals in Spanish- andEnglish-medium instruction. Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education 8:1  pp. 28 ff. DOI logo
Wang, Wei
2024. Lexical bundles in TED talks: Topical variations and pedagogical implications. International Journal of English for Academic Purposes: Research and Practice 4:1  pp. 93 ff. DOI logo
Warchał, Krystyna
2020. Business and Academic Cultures in Contact: Some Insights from Academic Communication Practices and Research. In Exploring Business Language and Culture [Second Language Learning and Teaching, ],  pp. 219 ff. DOI logo
Xu, Xiaoyu, Siân Alsop & Helen Tsui
2024. Macro-level engagement in computer engineering MOOC lectures: comparing a high-rated and a low-rated course. Language and Education  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Yaskorska-Shah, Olena
2020. Data-Driven Dialogue Models: Applying Formal and Computational Tools to the Study of Financial And Moral Dialogues. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 63:1  pp. 185 ff. DOI logo
Zare, Javad
2020. Awareness of discourse organizers and comprehension of academic lectures: The effect of using concordancers. Current Psychology 39:2  pp. 419 ff. DOI logo
Łyda, Andrzej & Krystyna Warchał
2014. Introduction. In Occupying Niches: Interculturality, Cross-culturality and Aculturality in Academic Research [Second Language Learning and Teaching, ],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 17 june 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007003849 | Marc record