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LINGUIST List 17.2342

Wed Aug 16 2006

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Biber

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
        1.    Paul Peranteau, University Language: Biber

Message 1: University Language: Biber
Date: 14-Aug-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: University Language: Biber

Title: University Language
Subtitle: A corpus-based study of spoken and written registers
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 23
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SCL%2023

Author: Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University
Hardback: ISBN: 9027222959 Pages: 261 Price: U.S. $ 114.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027222959 Pages: 261 Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9027222967 Pages: 261 Price: U.S. $ 42.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027222967 Pages: 261 Price: Europe EURO 36.00

University students must cope with a bewildering array of registers, not
only to learn academic content, but also to understand course expectations
and requirements. While many previous studies have investigated academic
writing, we know comparatively little about academic speech; and no
linguistic study to date has investigated the range of academic and
advising/management registers that students encounter. This book is a first
step towards filling this gap.

Based on analysis of the T2K-SWAL Corpus, the book describes university
registers from several different perspectives, including: vocabulary
patterns; the use of lexico-grammatical and syntactic features; the
expression of stance; the use of extended collocations ('lexical bundles');
and a Multi-Dimensional analysis of the overall patterns of register
variation. All linguistic patterns are interpreted in functional terms,
resulting in an overall characterization of the typical kinds of language
that students encounter in university registers: academic and non-academic;
spoken and written.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction 1-22
Chapter 2. The Spoken and Written Academic Language (SWAL) Corpus 23-31
Chapter 3. Vocabulary use in classroom teaching and textbooks 33-46
Chapter 4. Grammatical Variation among University Registers 47-86
Chapter 5. The expression of stance in university registers 87-131
Chapter 6. Lexical bundles in university teaching and textbooks 133-175
Chapter 7. Multi-dimensional patterns of variation among university
registers 177-212
Chapter 8. Synthesis and future directions 213-228
References 229-239
Appendices 241-257
Index 259-261

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng )

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Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

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Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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