Advances in Corpus-based Research on Academic Writing

Effects of discipline, register, and writer expertise

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| Georgia State University
| Georgia State University
| Georgia State University
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This volume showcases some of the latest research on academic writing by leading and up-and-coming corpus linguists. The studies included in the volume are based on a wide range of corpora spanning first and second language academic writing at different levels of writing expertise, containing texts from a variety of academic disciplines (and sub-disciplines) and of different academic registers. Particularly novel aspects of the collection are the inclusion of research that combines rhetorical moves with multi-dimensional analysis, studies that cover both fixed and variable phraseological items (lexical bundles, phrase-frames, constructions), and work that is based on corpora of English as an academic lingua franca. Going beyond merely summarizing their findings, the authors also discuss what their research means for academic writing practice and pedagogical settings. The volume will be of interest to researchers, students, and teachers who would like to expand their knowledge of how academic writing functions and what it looks like in a variety of contexts.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 95]  2020.  vi, 358 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Advances in corpus-based research on academic writing
Ute Römer, Viviana Cortes and Eric Friginal
2–6
Part I. Focus on writer expertise and nativeness status
10–133
A corpus-based study of academic word use in EFL student writing
Eniko Csomay
10–32
Give constructions in Korean EFL learner writing
Yunjung Nam
34–58
A corpus-based exploration of constructions in written academic English as a lingua franca
Selahattin Yilmaz and Ute Römer
60–88
The influence of sources on First-Year Composition L1 student writing: A multi-dimensional analysis
Stephen M. Doolan
90–114
Students’ use of lexical bundles: Exploring the discipline and writing experience interface
Ndeye Bineta Mbodj and Scott A. Crossley
116–133
Part II. Focus on disciplinary variation
138–278
Combining rhetorical move analysis with multi-dimensional analysis: Research writing across disciplines
Bethany Gray, Elena Cotos and Jordan Smith
138–168
Lexical bundles across disciplines: A look at consistency and variability
Randi Reppen and Shannon B. Olson
170–182
Lexical bundles as reflections of disciplinary norms in Spanish and English literary criticism, history, and psychology research
William Michael Lake and Viviana Cortes
184–203
Adjectives as nominal pre-modifiers in chemistry and applied linguistics research articles
Deise P. Dutra, Jessica M.S. Queiroz, Luciana D. de Macedo, Danilo D. Costa and Elisa Mattos
206–226
The use of lexical patterns in engineering: A corpus-based investigation of five sub-disciplines
Tatiana Nekrasova-Beker and Anthony Becker
228–254
Stance in unpublished student writing: An exploratory study of modal verbs in MICUSP’s Physical Science papers
Kimberly Becker and Hui-Hsien Feng
256–278
Part III. Focus on register variation
282–353
P-frames and rhetorical moves in applied linguistics conference abstracts
Jungwan Yoon and J. Elliott Casal
282–305
Stand-alone literature reviews: A new multi-dimensional analysis
Heidi R. Wright
308–331
A multi-dimensional view of collocations in academic writing
Maria Carolina Zuppardi and Tony Berber Sardinha
334–353
Name index
355
Subject index
357–358
“This volume encapsulates the breadth of corpus-based research approaches that can be applied to the study of academic writing, ranging from detailed studies of particular words and phrases to studies that compare multiple disciplines with respect to a wider set of linguistic features. Many of the papers are especially innovative in their integration of multiple research approaches, for example applying both rhetorical move analysis and multi-dimensional analysis to describe patterns of register variation across disciplines. For these reasons, the papers in this book will be of high interest to both students and established researchers interested in the distinctive linguistic characteristics of academic writing.”
“This expertly edited volume explores some very timely and critical issues in the current state of corpus research in academic writing. Covering topics which unite rhetorical moves with multi-dimensional analyses and frequencies of items and bundles across disciplines and languages, the book will be useful to both students of academic language and researchers keen to employ innovative corpus methods in their work.”
“This rich collection of papers deals with an impressive range of issues in research on academic writing. It includes important work on disciplinary variation, phraseology (especially lexical bundles and phrase-frames), and on less-researched genres such as the conference abstract. The volume is innovative in focusing not only on learner and expert writing, but also on written English as a lingua franca and in offering new methodological approaches, most notably combining multi-dimensional analysis with move analysis. This collection is certain to become required reading for all who are involved in researching written academic discourse, whatever their level of expertise, while the pedagogical applications suggested in each chapter will be of great interest and value to practising teachers.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019055545