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Discourse in the Professions: Perspectives from Corpus Linguistics
     

Discourse in the Professions: Perspectives from Corpus Linguistics

by Ulla Connor
 
This book explores the structure and use of academic and professional discourse through the lens of corpus linguistics. The goal of this book is to show how insights from corpus linguistic analyses can help us better understand how we use academic and professional language and help us find ways to better train newcomers to the genres used in various professional

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This book explores the structure and use of academic and professional discourse through the lens of corpus linguistics. The goal of this book is to show how insights from corpus linguistic analyses can help us better understand how we use academic and professional language and help us find ways to better train newcomers to the genres used in various professional contexts. The contributions to this book show that specialized corpora of specific genres from a variety of fields allow us to make more relevant observations about the function and use of language for particular purposes. The specialized corpora examined include written and spoken academic genres, written and spoken business and legal genres, and written philanthropic genres. The book showcases a variety of approaches to analyzing the discourse of specialized corpora, and each chapter concludes with a reflection on the practical and pedagogical implications of the analysis.

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Ute Römer
With its broad coverage of specialized discourses and its strong focus on pedagogical and practical issues of linguistic research, this volume can certainly be recommended to anyone interested in LSP, discourse analysis, or applied corpus linguistics. The contributions in this volume clearly demonstrate that the use of corpora makes a difference and that findings based on corpus data can have a strong impact on teaching language for academic and professional purposes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588115737
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/30/2004
Series:
Studies in Corpus Linguistics Series
Pages:
340

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