Biomedical English

A corpus-based approach

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| University of Barcelona
| University of Oxford
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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.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Isabel Verdaguer, Natalia Judith Laso and Danica Salazar
ix–xiv
Collocations, lexical bundles and SciE-Lex: A review of corpus research on multiword units of meaning
Natalia Judith Laso and Danica Salazar
1–20
SciE-Lex: A lexical database
Isabel Verdaguer, Natalia Judith Laso, Trinidad Guzmán-González, Danica Salazar, Elisabet Comelles, Emilia Castaño Castaño and Joseph Hilferty
21–38
Formal and functional variation of lexical bundles in biomedical English
Danica Salazar, Isabel Verdaguer, Natalia Judith Laso, Elisabet Comelles, Emilia Castaño Castaño and Joseph Hilferty
39–54
A corpus-based analysis of the collocational patterning of adjectives with abstract nouns in medical English
Natalia Judith Laso and Suganthi John
55–72
As described below: A corpus-based approach to the verb describe in scientific English
Aaron Ventura
73–104
Negation in biomedical English
Natalia Judith Laso, Elisabet Comelles and Isabel Verdaguer
105–120
A cross-disciplinary analysis of personal and impersonal features in English and Spanish scientific writing
Danica Salazar, Aaron Ventura and Isabel Verdaguer
121–144
Gender assignment in present-day scientific English: A case study in the field of Zoology journals
Trinidad Guzmán-González
145–164
The metaphorical basis of discourse structure
Emilia Castaño Castaño, Joseph Hilferty and Isabel Verdaguer
165–184
Frames, constructions, and metaphors in Spanish FrameNet
Carlos Subirats
185–210
Subject index
211–214
“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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BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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