Corpus Analysis for Descriptive and Pedagogical Purposes: ESP Perspectives by Maurizio GottiCorpus Analysis for Descriptive and Pedagogical Purposes: ESP Perspectives by Maurizio Gotti

Corpus Analysis for Descriptive and Pedagogical Purposes: ESP Perspectives

EditorMaurizio Gotti, Davide S. Giannoni

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There is hardly any aspect of verbal communication that has not been investigated using the analytical tools developed by corpus linguists. This is especially true in the case of English, which commands a vast international research community, and corpora are becoming increasingly specialised, as they account for areas of language use shaped by specific sociolectal (register, genre, variety) and speaker (gender, profession, status) variables.
Corpus analysis is driven by a common interest in ‘linguistic evidence’, viewed as a source of insights into language phenomena or of lexical, semantic and contrastive data for subsequent applications. Among the latter, pedagogical settings are highly prominent, as corpora can be used to monitor classroom output, raise learner awareness and inform teaching materials.
The eighteen chapters in this volume focus on contexts where English is employed by specialists in the professions or academia and debate some of the challenges arising from the complex relationship between linguistic theory, data-mining tools and statistical methods.
Maurizio Gotti is Professor of English Language and Translation, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Communication, and Director of the Research Centre for LSP Research (CERLIS) at the University of Bergamo. His main research areas are the features and origins of specialized discourse. Davide S. Giannoni, PhD,...
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Title:Corpus Analysis for Descriptive and Pedagogical Purposes: ESP PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Lynne Flowerdew: Which Unit for Linguistic Analysis of ESP Corpora of Written Text? – Marina Bondi: Integrating Corpus and Genre Approaches: Phraseology and Voice across EAP Genres – Winnie Cheng: Using Concgrams to Investigate Research Article Sections – Hilary Nesi: Corpus Query Techniques for Investigating Citation in Student Assignments – Carmen Perez-Llantada: Researching Genres with Multilingual Corpora: A Conceptual Enquiry – Shelley Staples/Douglas Biber: The Expression of Stance in Nurse-Patient Interactions: An ESP Perspective – Alan Partington: The Marking of Importance in ‘Enlightentainment’ Talks – Giuliana Garzone: Investigating Blawgs through Corpus Linguistics: Issues of Generic Integrity – Begoña Crespo: Women’s Authorial Voice: Discursive Practices in Scientific Prefaces – Isabel Moskowich/Leida Maria Monaco: Abstraction as a Means of Expressing Reality: Women Writing Science in Late Modern English – Roberta Facchinetti: Newsroom Jargon at the Crossroads of Corpus Linguistics and Lexicography – Rita Salvi: Exploring Political and Banking Language for Institutional Purposes – Jane H. Johnson: Family in the UK - Risks, Threats and Dangers: A Modern Diachronic Corpus-assisted Study across Two Genres – Averil Coxhead: Corpus Linguistics and Vocabulary Teaching: Perspectives from English for Specific Purposes – Cassi L. Liardét: A ‘Speedful Development’: Academic Literacy in Chinese Learners of English as a Foreign Language – Josef Schmied: Variation in Academic Writing: Complexity, Pronouns, Modals and Linking in South African MA Theses – Turo Hiltunen/Martti Mäkinen: Formulaic Language in Economics Papers: Comparing Novice and Published Writing – Gillian Mansfield: Hands On: Developing Language Awareness through Corpus Investigation.