Corpus-based Analyses of the Problem–Solution Pattern

A phraseological approach

| Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
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This book reports research on the Problem-Solution rhetorical pattern, which has to date received very little attention in corpus-based studies. Insights from genre analysis and systemic-functional grammar are also applied to the analysis of the Problem-Solution pattern, thus moving towards a more multi-faceted analysis of corpus data. The pattern is investigated in two specialized corpora of technically-oriented report writing, a professional corpus and a student corpus, using a key word and key-key word analysis. Phraseological analyses of key words in both corpora are presented. Data show that students’ writing lacks a range of lexico-grammatical patternings for expressing the Problem and Solution elements of the pattern. The book concludes with some pedagogic implications and applications of the findings. Suggested concordancing activities are discussed within the context of key issues in the field of data-driven learning.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 29]  2008.  xi, 179 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
xi
Chapter 1. Problem-Solution pattern: An overview and corpus analytic perspective
1–12
Chapter 2. Issues in corpus linguistics and discourse studies
13–20
Chapter 3. The two corpora: Context and compilation
21–32
Chapter 4. Frequency, key word and key-key word analysis of signals for the Problem-Solution pattern
33–51
Chapter 5. PROFCORP: Phraseological analysis of signals for the Problem element
53–74
Chapter 6. PROFCORP: Phraseological analysis of signals for the Solution element
75–95
Chapter 7. STUCORP: Phraseological analysis of signals for the Problem element
97–113
Chapter 8. STUCORP: Phraseological analysis of signals for the Solution element
115–128
Chapter 9. General conclusions and implications for pedagogy
129–139
Appendices
141–164
References
165–173
Author index
175
Subject index
177–179
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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