Corpus-based Analyses of the Problem–Solution Pattern
A phraseological approach
Lynne Flowerdew | Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
This book reports research on the Problem-Solution rhetorical pattern, which has to date received very little attention in corpus-based studies. Insights from genre analysis and systemic-functional grammar are also applied to the analysis of the Problem-Solution pattern, thus moving towards a more multi-faceted analysis of corpus data. The pattern is investigated in two specialized corpora of technically-oriented report writing, a professional corpus and a student corpus, using a key word and key-key word analysis. Phraseological analyses of key words in both corpora are presented. Data show that students’ writing lacks a range of lexico-grammatical patternings for expressing the Problem and Solution elements of the pattern. The book concludes with some pedagogic implications and applications of the findings. Suggested concordancing activities are discussed within the context of key issues in the field of data-driven learning.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 29] 2008. xi, 179 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments | p. xi
Chapter 1. Problem-Solution pattern: An overview and corpus analytic perspective | pp. 1–12
Chapter 2. Issues in corpus linguistics and discourse studies | pp. 13–20
Chapter 3. The two corpora: Context and compilation | pp. 21–32
Chapter 4. Frequency, key word and key-key word analysis of signals for the Problem-Solution pattern | pp. 33–51
Chapter 5. PROFCORP: Phraseological analysis of signals for the Problem element | pp. 53–74
Chapter 6. PROFCORP: Phraseological analysis of signals for the Solution element | pp. 75–95
Chapter 7. STUCORP: Phraseological analysis of signals for the Problem element | pp. 97–113
Chapter 8. STUCORP: Phraseological analysis of signals for the Solution element | pp. 115–128
Chapter 9. General conclusions and implications for pedagogy | pp. 129–139
Appendices | pp. 141–164
Author index | p. 175
Subject index | pp. 177–179
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Main BIC Subject
CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General