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LINGUIST List 24.900

Tue Feb 19 2013

Books: Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres: Gotti, Guinda (Eds)

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

Date: 18-Feb-2013
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres: Gotti, Guinda (Eds)
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Title: Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres
Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 172
Published: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431371

Editor: Maurizio Gotti
Editor: Carmen Sancho Guinda
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313711 Pages: 511 Price: U.S. $ 124.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313711 Pages: 511 Price: U.K. £ 77.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313711 Pages: 511 Price: Europe EURO 96.07
Abstract:

Through Narrative Theory, the book offers an engaging panorama of the construction of specialised discourses and practices within academia and diverse professional communities. Its chapters investigate genres from various fields, such as aircraft accident reports, clinical cases and other scientific observations, academic conferences, academic blogs, climate-change reports, university decision-making in public meetings, patients’ oral and written accounts of illness, corporate annual reports, journalistic obituaries, university websites, narratives of facts in legal cases, narrative processes in arbitration hearings, briefs, and witness examination accounts. In addition to exploring narration in this wide range of contexts, the volume uses narrative as a powerful tool to gain a methodological insight into professional and academic accounts, and thus it contributes to research into theoretical issues. Under the lens of Narratology, Discourse and Genre Analysis, fresh research windows are opened on the study of academic and professional interactions.

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

Written In: English (eng)

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