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Title: Academic Discourse Across Disciplines
Edited By: Ken Hyland
Marina Bondi
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11183
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 42
Description:

This volume reflects the emerging interest in cross-disciplinary variation in
both spoken and written academic English, exploring the conventions and
modes of persuasion characteristic of different disciplines and which help
define academic inquiry. This collection brings together chapters by applied
linguists and EAP practitioners from seven different countries. The authors
draw on various specialised spoken and written corpora to illustrate the
notion of variation and to explore the concept of discipline and the different
methodologies they use to investigate these corpora. The book also seeks
to make explicit the valuable links that can be made between research into
academic speech and writing as text, as process, and as social practice.

Contents:

Ken Hyland/Marina Bondi: Introduction
Ken Hyland: Disciplinary Differences: Language Variation in Academic
Discourses
Marina Bondi: 'A case in point': Signals of Narrative Development in
Business and Economics
Marc Silver: Introducing Abstract Reasoning: World of Reference and Writer
Argument across Disciplines
Philip Shaw: Relations between Text and Mathematics across Disciplines
Hilkka Stotesbury: Gaps and False Conclusions: Criticism in Research
Article Abstracts across the Disciplines
Davide Simone Giannoni: Book Acknowledgements across Disciplines and
Texts
Polly Tse/Ken Hyland: Gender and Discipline: Exploring Metadiscourse
Variation in Academic Book Reviews
Kjersti Fløttum/Torodd Kinn/Trine Dahl: "We now report on ..." Versus "Let
us now see how ...": Author Roles and Interaction with Readers in Research
Articles
Eva Thue Vold: The Choice and Use of Epistemic Modality Markers in
Linguistics and Medical Research Articles
Paul Thompson: A Corpus Perspective on the Lexis of Lectures, with a
Focus on Economics Lectures
Anna Mauranen: Speaking the Discipline: Discourse and Socialisation in ELF
and L1 English
Rita C. Simpson-Vlach: Academic Speech across Disciplines: Lexical and
Phraseological Distinctions.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039111833
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
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U.K. £ 35.20
Europe EURO 50.30