Biomedical English

A corpus-based approach

Isabel Verdaguer | University of Barcelona
Natalia Judith Laso | University of Barcelona
Danica Salazar | University of Oxford
ISBN 9789027203625 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027271921 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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The corpus-based studies in this volume explore biomedical research writing in English from a variety of perspectives. The articles in this collection delve into the lexicographic issues involved in building an electronic database of collocations and lexical bundles, offer insight on the teaching and learning of prototypical multiword units of meaning in biomedical discourse, and view written scientific English through the lens of such diverse fields as phraseology, metaphor, gender and discourse analysis. The research presented in this book forms the theoretical and methodological foundation of SciE-Lex, a lexical database of collocations and prefabricated expressions designed to help scientists write scientific papers in English accurately. The concluding chapter on FrameNet addresses frame semantics, whose application to the cross-linguistic study of scientific language will open new and promising avenues of research in the study of specialized languages.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 56] 2013.  xiii, 214 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume opens up new areas of research in the area of sublanguages. Making use of data from a corpus of research articles in biomedicine the contributions in this collection address different aspects of biomedical language such as lexicogrammatical patterns, discourse analysis, lexicography, needs analysis and pedagogical applications.”
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Castaño, Emilia & Isabel Verdaguer Clavera
2023. Frame semantics in the lexical database SciE-Lex. Terminology. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Issues in Specialized Communication DOI logo
Verdaguer, Isabel & Judy Noguchi
2018. Identifying verb collocational patterns in a specialized medical journal corpus. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 31:2  pp. 660 ff. DOI logo
Verdaguer Clavera, Isabel & Natalia Judith Laso Martín
2021. Construcción de un diccionario combinatorio de inglés biomédico. Revista de Lexicografía 26  pp. 159 ff. DOI logo

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Terminology & Lexicography


Main BIC Subject

CF/2AB: Linguistics/English

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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