“All families and genera”

Exploring the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts

Editors
| University of A Coruña
| University of Vigo
| University of Nantes
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“All families and genera”: Exploring the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts aims at exploring scientific writing in late Modern English. This volume is the fourth of its kind devoted to the analysis of the relations between language and different scientific disciplines from 1700 to 1900. Here, forty texts on biology and related fields as compiled in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts (CELiST) constitute the basis for the fifteen studies describing scientific discourse on methodological issues, the period and the status of the discipline itself as well as pilot studies.

CELiST is accompanied by an updated version of the Coruña Corpus Tool (CCT), a purpose-designed software. Both the tool and the corpus are freely accessible at the Repositorio Universidade Coruña: CCT at http://hdl.handle.net/2183/21850and CELiST at https://ruc.udc.es/dspace/handle/2183/25720(DOI: https://doi.org/10.17979/spudc.9788497497848).

The book is addressed to an international readership. It is of interest for university libraries as well as other academic institutions/societies and individual scholars specialised in corpus linguistics and historical linguistics all over the world.
[Not in series, 237]  2021.  xv, 310 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
About this book
viii
Explorations of life sciences writing (1700–1900): A Preface
x
List of Contributors
xii–xv
Chapter 1. The making of the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts (CELiST), a bunch of disciplines
Isabel Moskowich
2–19
Chapter 2. Editorial policy in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts: Criteria, conventions, encoding and editorial marks
Gonzalo Camiña
22–38
Chapter 3. A look beyond the texts: The samples in the eighteenth-century Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Inés Lareo and Isabel Moskowich
40–70
Chapter 4. A look beyond the texts: The samples in the nineteenth-century Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Inés Lareo and Isabel Moskowich
72–93
Chapter 5. The Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts and representativeness: An information and documentation analysis of Late Modern English scientific Texts
Elena Alfaya Lamas
96–114
Chapter 6. Lexical fixedness within the field of Life Sciences in Late Modern English: Evidence from the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Magdalena Bator
116–131
Chapter 7. Engagement in the botanists of the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts: Flourishing female scientific writing
Margarita Mele-Marrero
134–146
Chapter 8. Linguistic indicators of persuasion in female authors in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Begoña Crespo
148–167
Chapter 9. Persuasion in English scientific writing: Exploring suasive verbs in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts and Posthumanism English Texts
Anabella Barsaglini-Castro
170–188
Chapter 10. “If you will take the trouble to inquire into it rather closely, I think you will find that it is not worth very much” Authorial presence through conditionals and citation sequences in late modern English life sciences texts
Luis Puente-Castelo
190–208
Chapter 11. “This ingenious hypothe∫is hath a great appearance of truth” The expression of true facts in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
María José Esteve Ramos
210–226
Chapter 12. Evaluative that structures in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Francisco Alonso-Almeida and Francisco J. Álvarez-Gil
228–247
Chapter 13. Authority and deontic modals in Late Modern English: Evidence from the Corpus of Life Sciences Texts
Francisco J. Álvarez-Gil
250–264
Chapter 14. A study of coherence relations in the English scientific register: Conjunctions in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Iria Bello Viruega and Elisa Narváez García
266–287
Chapter 15. Spotting register-internal variation in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century life sciences: Descriptiveness and argumentation in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Leida Maria Monaco
290–307
Index
309
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021020976 | Marc record