A corpus-based approach
The corpus-based studies in this volume explore biomedical research writing in English from a variety of perspectives. The articles in this collection delve into the lexicographic issues involved in building an electronic database of collocations and lexical bundles, offer insight on the teaching and learning of prototypical multiword units of meaning in biomedical discourse, and view written scientific English through the lens of such diverse fields as phraseology, metaphor, gender and discourse analysis. The research presented in this book forms the theoretical and methodological foundation of SciE-Lex, a lexical database of collocations and prefabricated expressions designed to help scientists write scientific papers in English accurately. The concluding chapter on FrameNet addresses frame semantics, whose application to the cross-linguistic study of scientific language will open new and promising avenues of research in the study of specialized languages.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 56] 2013. xiii, 214 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
IntroductionIsabel Verdaguer, Natalia Judith Laso and Danica Salazar | pp. ix–xiv
Collocations, lexical bundles and SciE-Lex: A review of corpus research on multiword units of meaningNatalia Judith Laso and Danica Salazar | pp. 1–20
SciE-Lex: A lexical databaseIsabel Verdaguer, Natalia Judith Laso, Trinidad Guzmán-González, Danica Salazar, Elisabet Comelles, Emilia Castaño Castaño and Joseph Hilferty | pp. 21–38
Formal and functional variation of lexical bundles in biomedical EnglishDanica Salazar, Isabel Verdaguer, Natalia Judith Laso, Elisabet Comelles, Emilia Castaño Castaño and Joseph Hilferty | pp. 39–54
A corpus-based analysis of the collocational patterning of adjectives with abstract nouns in medical EnglishNatalia Judith Laso and Suganthi John | pp. 55–72
As described below: A corpus-based approach to the verb describe in scientific EnglishAaron Ventura | pp. 73–104
Negation in biomedical EnglishNatalia Judith Laso, Elisabet Comelles and Isabel Verdaguer | pp. 105–120
A cross-disciplinary analysis of personal and impersonal features in English and Spanish scientific writingDanica Salazar, Aaron Ventura and Isabel Verdaguer | pp. 121–144
Gender assignment in present-day scientific English: A case study in the field of Zoology journalsTrinidad Guzmán-González | pp. 145–164
The metaphorical basis of discourse structureEmilia Castaño Castaño, Joseph Hilferty and Isabel Verdaguer | pp. 165–184
Frames, constructions, and metaphors in Spanish FrameNetCarlos Subirats | pp. 185–210
Subject index | pp. 211–214
“This volume opens up new areas of research in the area of sublanguages. Making use of data from a corpus of research articles in biomedicine the contributions in this collection address different aspects of biomedical language such as lexicogrammatical patterns, discourse analysis, lexicography, needs analysis and pedagogical applications.”
Karin Aijmer, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Cited by 4 other publications
Castaño, Emilia & Isabel Verdaguer Clavera
2023. Frame semantics in the lexical database SciE-Lex. Terminology. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Issues in Specialized Communication
Verdaguer, Isabel & Judy Noguchi
2018. Identifying verb collocational patterns in a specialized medical journal corpus. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 31:2 ► pp. 660 ff.
Verdaguer Clavera, Isabel & Natalia Judith Laso Martín
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