Grammatical Complexity in Academic English: Linguistic Change in Writing

Grammatical Complexity in Academic English: Linguistic Change in Writing

by Douglas Biber

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107009264
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/26/2016
Series: Studies in English Language
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Douglas Biber is Regents' Professor of Applied Linguistics in the English Department at Northern Arizona University.

Bethany Gray is Assistant Professor of English (Applied Linguistics and Technology) at Iowa State University.

Table of Contents

1. Academic writing: challenging the stereotypes; 2. Using corpora to analyze grammatical change; 3. Phrasal versus clausal discourse styles: a synchronic grammatical description of academic writing contrasted with other registers; 4. The historical evolution of phrasal discourse styles in academic writing; 5. The functional extension of phrasal grammatical features in academic writing; 6. The loss of explicitness in academic research writing; 7. Conclusion.

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