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LINGUIST List 24.2850

Fri Jul 12 2013

Books: Biomedical English: Verdaguer, Laso, Salazar (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Jul-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Biomedical English: Verdaguer, Laso, Salazar (Eds)
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Title: Biomedical English
Subtitle: A corpus-based approach
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 56
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.56

Editor: Isabel Verdaguer
Editor: Natalia Judith Laso
Editor: Danica Salazar
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271921 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271921 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271921 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203625 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.40
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203625 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203625 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Abstract:

The corpus-based studies in this volume explore biomedical research writing in English from a variety of perspectives. The articles in this collection delve into the lexicographic issues involved in building an electronic database of collocations and lexical bundles, offer insight on the teaching and learning of prototypical multiword units of meaning in biomedical discourse, and view written scientific English through the lens of such diverse fields as phraseology, metaphor, gender and discourse analysis. The research presented in this book forms the theoretical and methodological foundation of SciE-Lex, a lexical database of collocations and prefabricated expressions designed to help scientists write scientific papers in English accurately. The concluding chapter on FrameNet addresses frame semantics, whose application to the cross-linguistic study of scientific language will open new and promising avenues of research in the study of specialized languages.

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

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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