Discourse in the Professions

Perspectives from corpus linguistics

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| Indiana University / Purdue University Indianapolis
| Indiana University / Purdue University Indianapolis
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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.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 16]  2004.  vi, 333 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction
Ulla Connor and Thomas A. Upton
1–8
The argument for using English specialized corpora to understand academic and professional language
Lynne Flowerdew
11–33
Stylistic features of academic speech: The role of formulaic expressions
Rita Simpson
37–64
Academic language: An exploration of university classroom and textbook language
Randi Reppen
65–86
A convincing argument: Corpus analysis and academic persuasion
Ken Hyland
87–112
// so what have YOU been WORking on REcently //: Compiling a specialized corpus of spoken business English
Martin Warren
115–140
TOOK // did you // from the miniBAR //: What is the practical relevance of a corpus-driven language study to practitioners in Hong Kong's hotel industry?
Winnie Cheng
141–166
"Invisible to us": A preliminary corpus-based study of spoken business English
Michael McCarthy and Michael Handford
167–201
Legal discourse: Opportunities and threats for corpus linguistics
Vijay Bhatia
203–231
The genre of grant proposals: A corpus linguistic analysis
Ulla Connor and Thomas A. Upton
235–255
Rhetorical appeals in fundraising direct mail letters
Ulla Connor and Kostya Gladkov
257–286
Framing matters: Communicating relationships through metaphor in fundraising texts
Elizabeth M. Goering
287–306
Pronouns and metadiscourse as interpersonal rhetorical devices in fundraising letters: A corpus linguistic analysis
Avon Crismore
307–330
Index
331–333
“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.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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