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LINGUIST List 20.448

Wed Feb 11 2009

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics: Aguilar

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        1.    Christian Bieri, Metadiscourse in Academic Speech: Aguilar


Message 1: Metadiscourse in Academic Speech: Aguilar
Date: 09-Feb-2009
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Metadiscourse in Academic Speech: Aguilar
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Title: Metadiscourse in Academic Speech
Subtitle: A Relevance-Theoretic Approach
Series Title: European University Studies. Series 21: Linguistics. Vol. 317
Published: 2008
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=D&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11509

Author: Marta Aguilar
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039115099 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 75.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039115099 Pages: 288 Price: Europe EURO 53.90 Comment: for Austria; incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039115099 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 36.80
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039115099 Pages: 288 Price: Europe EURO 49.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039115099 Pages: 288 Price: Europe EURO 52.40 Comment: for Germany; incl. VAT
Abstract:

Even though metadiscourse has recently received considerable attention,
most research revolves around written, not spoken, metadiscourse. This book
studies spoken metadiscourse in two academic genres in the engineering
field, the lecture and the peer seminar. It examines what motivates
metadiscourse and how engineering academics resort to different types of
metadiscourse when they address different audiences. Based on relevance
theory (RT), this study provides a socio-cognitive framework within which
metadiscourse is analysed. The author draws on RT's generic concept of
cognitive environment and uses it to describe the academic context in
particular. This theoretical perspective provides novel insights into
motivations, abilities and preferences of engineering academics when using
metadiscourse in the two genres under study.

Contents:

Exploring discourse - Exploring metadiscourse - The scientific community:
situating cognition - Two forms of communication in the academia: Analysis
of lectures and peer seminars from a socio-cognitive approach - An RT
interpretation of metadiscourse: A qualitative and a quantitative analysis.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng )

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