Strategies in Academic Discourse

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| University of Siena
| University of Florence
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This book focuses on theoretical and descriptive issues and techniques in the study of text and discourse. Drawing on a large number of corpora containing academic language, from spoken language to published research papers, the authors approach their subject from multiple angles: The academic language of biology, literature, philosophy, economics, agriculture, linguistics and applied linguistics. The analysis of intertextual features these papers show leads to penetrating results.

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 19]  2005.  xii, 212 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Elena Tognini-Bonelli
vii–xi
Conflict and consensus: Construing opposition in Applied Linguistics
Susan Hunston
1–15
Subjective or objective evaluation?: Prediction in academic lectures
Julia Bamford
17–29
Aspects of identification and position in intertextual reference in PhD theses
Paul Thompson
31–50
Authorial presence in academic genres
Céline Poudat and Sylvain Loiseau
51–68
Pragmatic force in biology papers written by British and Japanese scientists
Akiko Okamura
69–82
Evaluation and pragmatic markers
Karin Aijmer
83–96
“This seems somewhat counterintuitive, though…”: Negative evaluation in linguistic book reviews by male and female authors
Ute Römer
97–115
Is evaluation structure-bound?: An English-Spanish contrastive study of book reviews
Lorena Suárez-Tejerina
117–132
From corpus to register: The construction of evaluation and argumentation in linguistics textbooks
Maria Freddi
133–151
On the boundaries between evaluation and metadiscourse
Annelie Ädel
153–162
Language as a string of beads: Discourse and the M-word
John McH. Sinclair
163–168
Academic vocabulary in academic discourse: The phraseological behaviour of EVALUATION in Economics research articles
David Oakey
169–183
Evaluation and its discontents
Wolfgang Teubert
185–204
Notes on contributors
205–207
Index
209–212
“English General Nouns has greatly contributed to the endeavour of describing meaning through an analysis of noun forms. Since the corpus-driven methodology in this study is followed by a theoretical approach to the analysis of the data, the human researcher becomes an integral part of the equation highlighting language use in its social context. The choices that were made regarding data selection and analysis could arguably be relevant to the purpose of this study. English General Nouns is, therefore, a refreshing presentation of an alternative methodology within corpus linguistics which offers insights into additional research methods.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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