“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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ISBN 9789027209245 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
 
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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 both 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]  Expected October 2021.  xv, 307 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
About this book
Explorations of life sciences writing (1700–1900): A Preface
List of Contributors
Chapter 1. The making of the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts (CELiST), a bunch of disciplines
Isabel Moskowich
Chapter 2. Editorial policy in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts: Criteria, conventions, encoding and editorial marks
Gonzalo Camiña Rioboo
Chapter 3. A look beyond the texts: The samples in the eighteenth-century Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Inés Lareo and Isabel Moskowich
Chapter 4. A look beyond the texts: The samples in the nineteenth-century Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Inés Lareo and Isabel Moskowich
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
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
Chapter 7. Engagement in the botanists of the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts: Flourishing female scientific writing
Margarita Mele-Marrero
Chapter 8. Linguistic indicators of persuasion in female authors in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Begoña Crespo
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
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
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
Chapter 12. Evaluative that structures in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Francisco Alonso-Almeida and Francisco J. Álvarez-Gil
Chapter 13. Authority and deontic modals in Late Modern English: Evidence from the Corpus of Life Sciences Texts
Francisco J. Álvarez-Gil
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
Chapter 15. Spotting register-internal variation in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century life sciences: Descriptivemess and argumentation in the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Leida Maria Monaco
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative