Dialogicity in Written Specialised Genres

Luz Gil-Salom | Polytechnic University of Valencia
Carmen Soler-Monreal | Polytechnic University of Valencia
ISBN 9789027210401 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027269829 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Dialogicity in Written Specialised Genres analyses how human beings intentionally establish a network of relations that contribute to the construction of discourse in different genres in academic, promotional and professional domains in English, Spanish and Italian. The chapters in the present volume investigate individual voices, both those assumed by the writer and those attributed to others, and how they act interpersonally and become explicit in the discourse. From a number of different research approaches, contributing authors focus on various textual components: self-mention, impersonation, attribution markers, engagement markers, attitude markers, boosters, hedges, reporting verbs, politeness strategies and citations. The collection is unusual in that it addresses these issues not only from the perspective of English, but also from that of Spanish and Italian. It thus represents a refreshing reassessment of the contrastive dimension in the study of voice and dialogic relations, taking into consideration language, specialised fields and genre. The volume will appeal to researchers interested in language as multidimensional dialogue, particularly with regard to different written specialised texts from different linguistic backgrounds. Novice writers may also find it of help in order to attain a greater understanding of the dialogic nature of writing.
[Dialogue Studies, 23] 2014.  xvi, 227 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume is a useful reference, concretizing dialogicity in a diversity of genres and contexts. A particular value lies in the exploration of online genres as “dynamic dialogic interactions” addressed in some of its chapters since not many studies have been made on the online discourse of EAP.”
“This volume will appeal to teachers, researchers and students interested in the dialogic dimension of language with regard to different written specialised texts and will surely help them to attain a greater understanding of the dialogic nature of writing, not only in English but also from a cross-linguistic/cultural perspective including Spanish and Italian. It is also worth mentioning for its special relevance in the combination of discourse analysis and interactional pragmatics with corpus linguistics, in what has lately been referred to as “corpus-assisted pragmatics”.”
“The recent book by Luz Gil-Salom and Carmen Soler-Monreal is a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on academic and specialized genres that has proliferated over the past couple of decades. [...] The editors did a very good job ensuring a thematic and methodological consistency that is likely to contribute to the success of this volume.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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