Researching Specialized Languages

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The present collection of articles represents research efforts in the field of specialised languages, including the analysis of research articles in disciplines as diverse as Biomedicine and Computing, on the one hand, and overlapping disciplines such as in Social Sciences, on the other, all with high relevance to English for Academic Purposes, and English for specific Purposes. The volume offers empirical evidence obtained from corpus-based analyses of language, both from diachronic as well as synchronic perspectives, on topics such as the role of mother tongue in professional writing, the analysis of conference abstracts as a genre, or the analysis of visual data transfer. This collection addresses issues such as the implementation of lexicons for specialised language learning, and the development of ontologies to research language patterns. The volume thus provides a rich repertoire of research methodologies, in-depth analyses of specialised discourses, and the identification and discussion of relevant pedagogic issues.

Winner of the 4th Edition of the 'Enrique Alcaraz Research Award'

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 47]  2011.  viii, 238 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Specialized languages: Corpora, meta-analyses and applications
Vijay Bhatia, Purificación Sánchez and Pascual Pérez-Paredes
Section one. Research based on corpora
The historical shift of scientific academic prose in English towards less explicit styles of expression: Writing without Verbs
Douglas Biber and Bethany Gray
Heteroglossic (dis)engagement and the construal of the ideal readership: Dialogic spaces in academic texts
Carmen Pérez-Llantada
Structure, content and functions of calls for conference abstracts
Sara Gesuato
Summarizing findings: An all-pervasive move in open access biomedical research articles involves rephrasing strategies
Mercedes Jaime-Sisó
The use of adverbial hedges in EAP students’ oral performance: A cross-language analysis
Pascual Pérez-Paredes, Purificación Sánchez and Pilar Aguado-Jimenez
Integrating approaches to visual data commentary: An exploratory case study
Carmen Sancho Guinda
Section two. Research based on meta-analysis and applications in LSP
Some dichotomies in genre analysis for Languages for Specific Purposes
John Flowerdew
English for legal purposes and domain-specific cultural awareness: The ‘continental paradox’, definition, causes and evolution
Shaeda Isani
The Talking Cure: From Narrative to Academic Argument
Gillian Diane Lazar
UrgentiAS, a lexical database for medical students in clinical placements: Architecture, use and evaluation
Kris Buyse, Eva Saver, An Laffut and Herlinda Vekemans
Using natural language patterns for the development of ontologies
Elena Montiel-Ponsoda and Guadalupe Aguado-de-Cea
Notes on contributors
“The volume represents a most valuable contribution to the field of LSP and is highly recommendable to teachers and researchers whose interests lie in specialised languages, academic and professional writing, terminology and lexicography.”
“This volume contains papers contributed by scholars from various countries and, consequently, with different sociocultural and sociolinguistic backgrounds, representing various academic schools and working within different spheres of LSP. This variety of approaches, aspects and ideas discussed by the researchers, alongside exhaustive theoretical considerations and practically valuable materials introduced in the publications cited in the volume, make this book ‘nutritious’ food for thought and give readers a powerful stimulus for further investigation into professional communication and specialized languages.”
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Terminology & Lexicography

BIC Subject: CFM – Lexicography
BISAC Subject: LAN021000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Spelling & Vocabulary
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