Learning the Language of Dentistry
Disciplinary corpora in the teaching of English for Specific Academic Purposes
Peter Crosthwaite | University of Queensland
Lisa Cheung | The University of Hong Kong
This book explores the affordances of disciplinary corpora for the teaching and learning of the language of dentistry, within the field of English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP). We extract disciplinary register features and vocabulary from three key genres of the dentistry discipline (published experimental research articles, case reports, and novice/professional research reports within the Dental Public Health domain), before integrating these features into ESAP pedagogy in the form of corpus-based ESAP materials that promote student-led direct engagement with disciplinary corpora – an approach known as 'data-driven learning'. This book is a timely and relevant addition to the field of corpus linguistics and ESAP, and is especially targeted at ESAP professionals who are required to teach disciplinary discourses but who may struggle to know what to teach as non-experts of the target discipline.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 93] 2019. xiv, 222 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | pp. ix–x
Foreword: Corpora and specialised English in the university curriculumKen Hyland | pp. xi–xiv
Chapter 1. Getting to the ‘root’ of the problem: Introduction to the volume | pp. 1–24
Section 1. The language of dentistry – A corpus-based exploration of language features across the dentistry register
Chapter 2. ‘Extracting’ the linguistic dimensions of dentistry experimental research articles | pp. 27–54
Chapter 3. Persuasive stories? Professional and novice research reports for Dental Public Health | pp. 55–80
Chapter 4. Understanding disciplinary vs. non-disciplinary terminology: Insights from the dentistry case report genre | pp. 81–112
Section 2. Applying corpus insights for ESAP pedagogy
Chapter 5. Data-driven dentistry: Corpora, ESAP, and writing-to-learn | pp. 115–150
Chapter 6. Putting it into (dental) practice: User engagement with dentistry corpora and DDL | pp. 151–174
Chapter 7. Reflections on practice, and future directions | pp. 175–188
References | pp. 189–204
Language Features in EFA Model () | pp. 203–216
Index | pp. 219–222
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFX – Computational linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN020000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2019027975 | Marc record