Academic Writing: At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse

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Maggie Charles, Diane Pecorari, Susan Hunston
A&C Black, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 303 pages
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Contemporary research into written academic discourse has become increasingly polarised between two approaches: corpus linguistics and discourse analysis.† This volume presents a selection of recent work by experts in academic written discourse, and illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse analysis can work as complementary approaches.

The overall introduction sets†the volume against the backdrop of current work in English for Academic Purposes, and introductions to the each section draw out connections between the chapters and put them into context. The contributors are experts in the field and they cover both novice and expert examples of EAP.† The book ends with an afterword that provides an agenda-setting closing perspective on the future of EAP research.

It will appeal to reserachers and postgrduates in applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and EAP.
 

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Contents

Exploring the Interface between Corpus Linguistics and Discourse Analysis
1
Focus on Genre and Disciplinary Discourses
11
Focus on Interpersonal Discourses
105
Focus on Learner Discourses
189

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Maggie Charles is Tutor in English for Academic Studies at Oxford University Language Centre, Oxford, UK. Susan Hunston is Professor of English Language at the University of Birmingham, UK. Diane Pecorari is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of English in the Department of Modern Languages, Mšlardalen University, Sweden.

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