Researching Specialized Languages

ORCID logoVijay Bhatia | City University of Hong Kong
Purificación Sánchez | University of Murcia
ORCID logoPascual Pérez-Paredes | University of Murcia
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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.
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“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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2020. Persuasion: Definition, Approaches, Contexts. In Persuasion in Specialised Discourses,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Dontcheva-Navratilova, Olga
2020. Persuasion and Specialised Discourse in a Changing World. In Persuasion in Specialised Discourses,  pp. 339 ff. DOI logo
Herrmann, J. Berenike & Tony Berber Sardinha
2015. Metaphor in specialist discourse. In Metaphor in Specialist Discourse [Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication, 4],  pp. 3 ff. DOI logo
Maniati, Mahmood, Alireza Jalilifar, Amir Mashhadi & Ali Hemmati
2020. Engagement under revision: How Iranian scholars negotiate the arguability of their texts. Complutense Journal of English Studies 28  pp. 147 ff. DOI logo
Odebrecht, Carolin, Malte Belz, Amir Zeldes, Anke Lüdeling & Thomas Krause
2017. RIDGES Herbology: designing a diachronic multi-layer corpus. Language Resources and Evaluation 51:3  pp. 695 ff. DOI logo
Pérez-Paredes, Pascual & María Sánchez-Tornel
2014. Adverb use and language proficiency in young learners’ writing. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 19:2  pp. 178 ff. DOI logo
Rycker, Antoon De, Kris Buyse & Lieve Vangehuchten
2011. Lsp Research Today. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 162  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo

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LAN021000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Spelling & Vocabulary
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