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Title: New Trends in Specialized Discourse Analysis
Edited By: Maurizio Gotti
Davide Simone Giannoni
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=D&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11184
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 44
Description:

This volume brings together a selection of contributions presented at the
15th European Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes, held at the
University of Bergamo (Italy) from 29 August to 2 September 2005. The
conference title, "New Trends in Specialized Discourse", reflects the
emphasis given to recent orientations in research, coming from established
as well as new authors in the field.

As suggested by the title of this volume, the analysis of specialized
discourse calls for a specialized discourse analysis. When applied linguists
deal with vocational discourses, they are faced with a double challenge: on
the one hand, an understanding of textualisations often alien to the general
language; on the other hand, the use of analytical tools designed specifically
for their investigation. The studies presented in this volume position
themselves somewhere along this continuum, focusing alternatively on
converging/diverging features of texts and discourses.

Contents:

Maurizio Gotti/Davide S. Giannoni: Introduction
Christopher N. Candlin: Accounting for Interdiscursivity: Challenges to
Professional Expertise
Marianne Grove Ditlevsen: Der Geschäftsbericht als komplexe Textsorte
Inger Askehave: Spirituality in the Corporate World
Patrick Leroyer/Bernt Møller : Intégration du genre dans le dictionnaire
d'entreprise : Le cas des case stories
Donatella Malavasi: Evaluation in Banks' Annual Reports: A Comparison of
EL1 and EIL texts
Diana Yankova: The Interplay of Structural and Semantic Constituents in
Statutory Texts
Stanisław Goźdź-Roszkowski: Frequent Phraseology in Contractual
Instruments: A Corpus-based Study
Cecile Desoutter: Le processus de simplification du langage administratif en
France
Aino Piehl: The Influence of EU Legislation on Finnish Legal Discourse
Khurshid Ahmad: Metaphors in the Languages of Science?
Susanne Göpferich: How Comprehensible are Popular Science Texts? The
Use of Thinking-aloud Protocols and Log Files of Reverbalization Processes
in Comprehensibility Research
Estrella Montolío Durán: Formación en técnicas de comunicación escrita
dirigida a ingenieros de informática. El caso de la marcación de la operación
textual de la enumeración
Paola Catenaccio: The SARS Crisis Coverage in the British Medical Journal
and New Scientist.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039111841
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 308
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Europe EURO 46.40
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