Corpus-Informed Research and Learning in ESP

Issues and applications

| Crapel, ATILF - CNRS & Université de Lorraine
| Institut Mines-Télécom, Télécom EM & LATTICE - CNRS
| Laboratoire Ligérien de Linguistique, Université d’Orléans - CNRS
ISBN 9789027203571 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027273949 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
These specially-commissioned studies cover corpus-informed approaches to researching, teaching and learning English for Specific Purposes (ESP). The corpora used range from very large published corpora to small tailor-made collections of written and spoken text, as well as parallel and contrastive corpora, in both the hard and softer sciences. Designed to tackle the problems faced by a variety of first- and second-language ESP users (specialised translators, undergraduates, junior and experienced researchers, and language trainers), the breadth of approaches enables treatment of issues central to ESP and corpus research, from corpus compilation and analysis to new applications and data-driven learning. The first full-length book on applied corpus use in France, Corpus-Informed Research and Learning in ESP will be of interest not only to those working in the French context, but to a wide variety of language professionals – teachers, researchers or course designers – in many countries looking at ESP from different linguistic, cultural and educational perspectives.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 52]  2012.  ix, 306 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
John M. Swales
Issues in corpus-informed research and learning in ESP
Alex Boulton, Shirley Carter-Thomas and Elizabeth Rowley-Jolivet
Part I. ESP corpora for language research
From text to corpus: A contrastive analysis of first person pronouns in economics article introductions in English and French
Shirley Carter-Thomas and Angela Chambers
Phraseological patterns in a large corpus of biomedical articles
Anthony Saber
A corpus-based study of adjectival vs nominal modification in medical English
François Maniez
Semantic prosody and specialised translation, or how a lexico-grammatical theory of language can help with specialised translation
Natalie Kübler and Alexandra Volanschi
Part II. ESP corpora for genre-based approaches
Oralising text slides in scientific conference presentations: A multimodal corpus analysis
Elizabeth Rowley-Jolivet
Corpora and academic writing: A contrastive analysis of research articles in biology and linguistics
Céline Poudat and Peter Follette
Measuring the construction of discoursal expertise through corpus-based genre analysis
Dacia Dressen-Hammouda
Part III. ESP corpora for language teaching and learning
Bringing data and dictionary together: Real science in real dictionaries
Geoffrey Williams
Raising collective awareness of rhetorical strategies: Using an online writing tool to demonstrate discourse moves in the ESP classroom
Sue Birch-Bécaas and Ray Cooke
Corpus consultation for ESP: A review of empirical research
Alex Boulton
Notes on contributors
Author index
Subject index
“This volume is an excellent illustration of how the dichotomy between the register and the genre traditions outlined by Biber and Conrad (2009) can be resolved. While most of the papers in this collection present a combined research approach that takes into account qualitative as well as quantitative methods, there is a shared motivation to include corpus-driven, attested uses of language and innovative tools that, combined with quantitative methods such as keyword analysis or applications of standard deviation, can be instrumental in the description of specialized languages and their applications in language teaching. Thus, in this volume the reader will find references to both well-established software (Antconc) or cutting-edge applications such as the suite described by POUDAT and FOLLETE, and to corpora that can shed further light into some of the domains represented in the volume, in particular Economics, Medicine, Biology and Geology. The volume is prefaced by JOHN SWALES and the tables, figures and appendixes are extremely useful and easy to use.”
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BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN020000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
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