LINGUIST List 16.34

Tue Jan 11 2005

Books: Discourse Analysis/Text/Corpus Ling: Connor,Upton

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Discourse in the Professions: Connor, Upton (Eds)

Message 1: Discourse in the Professions: Connor, Upton (Eds)

Date: 27-Dec-2004
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Discourse in the Professions: Connor, Upton (Eds)

Title: Discourse in the Professions
Subtitle: Perspectives from corpus linguistics
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 16

Published: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL:

Editor: Ulla Connor, Indiana University
Editor: Thomas A. Upton, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Hardback: ISBN: 1588115739 Pages: vi, 334 pp. Price: Europe EURO 119.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027222878 Pages: vi, 334 pp. Price: U.S. $ 99.00


This book explores the structure and use of academic and professional
discourse through the lens of corpus linguistics. The goal of this book is
to show how insights from corpus linguistic analyses can help us better
understand how we use academic and professional language and help us find
ways to better train newcomers to the genres used in various professional
contexts. The contributions to this book show that specialized corpora of
specific genres from a variety of fields allow us to make more relevant
observations about the function and use of language for particular
purposes. The specialized corpora examined include written and spoken
academic genres, written and spoken business and legal genres, and written
philanthropic genres. The book showcases a variety of approaches to
analyzing the discourse of specialized corpora, and each chapter concludes
with a reflection on the practical and pedagogical implications of the

Table of contents

Ulla Connor and Thomas A. Upton 1-8

The argument for using English specialized corpora to understand academic
and professional language
Lynne Flowerdew 11-33

Stylistic features of academic speech: The role of formulaic expressions
Rita Simpson 37-64

Academic language: An exploration of university classroom and textbook
Randi Reppen 65-86

A convincing argument: Corpus analysis and academic persuasion
Ken Hyland 87-112

// so what have YOU been WORking on REcently //: Compiling a specialized
corpus of spoken business English
Martin Warren 115-140

TOOK // did you // from the miniBAR //: What is the practical relevance of
a corpus-driven language study to practitioners in Hong Kong's hotel industry?
Winnie Cheng 141-166

"Invisible to us": A preliminary corpus-based study of spoken business English
Michael McCarthy and Michael Handford 167-201

Legal discourse: Opportunities and threats for corpus linguistics
Vijay K. Bhatia 203-231

The genre of grant proposals: A corpus linguistic analysis
Ulla Connor and Thomas A. Upton 235-255

Rhetorical appeals in fundraising direct mail letters
Ulla Connor and Kostya Gladkov 257-286

Framing matters: Communicating relationships through metaphor in
fundraising texts
Elizabeth M. Goering 287-306

Pronouns and metadiscourse as interpersonal rhetorical devices in
fundraising letters: A corpus linguistic analysis
Avon Crismore 307-330

Index 331-333

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (ENG )

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