Academic Discourse: New Insights Into Evaluation

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Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti, Elena Tognini-Bonelli
Peter Lang, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 234 pages
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This volume assembles a selection of papers presented at an international conference held in Pontignano, Siena, (14-16 June 2003). It discusses the concept of evaluation in academic discourse and the methodological tools most apt to investigate it. All contributions focus on a crucial dimension of academic communication: the epistemic and attitudinal assessment of content and the argumentative and metadiscourse devices used to interact with audiences of scholars or novices. The assembled contributions deal with theoretical and methodological issues including diverse academic genres ranging from written and oral texts. A report of the discussion on evaluation in academic texts concludes the volume.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Paul Tucker Florence
11
Swales Michigan
31
Ellen Valle Turku
55
Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli Florence
81
INMACULADA FORTANETGOMEZ VALENCIA
99
Philip Shaw Stockholm
121
Marc Silver and Marina Bondi Modena and Reggio Emilia
141
Evaluation and Interpretation in ArtHistorical Discourse
161
Pauline Webber Rome
181
Anna Mauranen Tampere
203
Integrating Qualitative Analysis of Evaluative
217
Notes on Contributors
231
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The Editors: Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti is Professor of English and member of the Department of Linguistics of the University of Florence. Her key research interests include the pragmatic and discursive analysis of both narrative and academic/professional texts with special attention to the language of evaluation and intersubjective stance from a historical perspective. Her recent research focuses on both late medieval narratives and economics/business texts from the nineteenth century.
Elena Tognini Bonelli is Professor of English Language in the Faculty of Economics, University of Siena, and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, U.K. Her main research interest lies in corpus linguistics both from a theoretical and an applied perspective. Her recent research focuses on the language of argumentation and evaluation in business and economics.

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