A Lexical Description of English for Architecture: A Corpus-based Approach by Begoña SoneiraA Lexical Description of English for Architecture: A Corpus-based Approach by Begoña Soneira

A Lexical Description of English for Architecture: A Corpus-based Approach

byBegoña Soneira

Paperback | June 29, 2015

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This book offers a thorough lexical description of an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) variety, English for Architecture, by means of a selfmade corpus. As other knowledge communities, Architecture practitioners have a distinctive discourse and a linguistic identity of their own. Both are conveyed through specific linguistic realizations, and are of considerable interest in the field of ESP. The corpus used was designed for the purpose of describing and analyzing the main lexical features of Architecture Discourse from three different perspectives: word-formation, loanword neology and semantic neology, which are the three main foundations of lexis. In order to analyze all materials a database of almost three thousand entries was produced, including a description and classification of every word from the corpus considered relevant for the analysis. Thanks to this methodology the lexical character of Architecture language is ultimately revealed in connection with the linguistic identity of its practitioners.
Begoña Soneira works as project manager in International Relations, University of Santiago de Compostela. She holds a PhD in English language from the University of Santiago de Compostela and published several books on Architecture-related topics. Her main research interest is ESP, more specifically the language of Architecture.
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Title:A Lexical Description of English for Architecture: A Corpus-based ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:June 29, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:303431602X

ISBN - 13:9783034316026

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Contents: Professional and academic languages – The language of Architecture: Some features – Loanword neology – Semantic neology.