LINGUIST List 17.3309|
Tue Nov 14 2006
Qs: Verbal forms and Special Languages
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Verbal forms and Special Languages
Message 1: Verbal forms and Special Languages
From: Eugenia Eumeridou <evmoiricsd.aegean.gr>
Subject: Verbal forms and Special Languages
I would like to ask if there has been any recent work on sublanguage/genre
or text type discimination on the basis of verbal form (both finite and
if there has been recent work referring to verb form distribution i.e.
which are the most frequent tenses or verb forms etc. in specific special
languages. I am particularly interested in the legal, commercial,
computing or science special language in general.
I am aware of the work by Sager Sager, J.C. Dungworth, D. and McDonald,
P.F. 1980. English Special Languages. Wiebaden: Brandstetter Verlag. but
I wonder if there is anything more recent on the subject,
Thank you in advance.
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