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LINGUIST List 17.3339

Wed Nov 15 2006

Qs: Verbal Form Variation in Sublanguages

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        1.    Eugenia Eumeridou, Verbal Form Variation in Sublanguages

Message 1: Verbal Form Variation in Sublanguages
Date: 15-Nov-2006
From: Eugenia Eumeridou <evmoiricsd.aegean.gr>
Subject: Verbal Form Variation in Sublanguages

I would like to ask if there has been any recent work on sublanguage/genre
or text type discrimination on the basis of verbal form (both finite and
non-finite forms)or 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.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories

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