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Title: Academic Writing
Subtitle: At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse
Edited By: Maggie Charles
Susan Hunston
Diane Pecorari
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=132461&SearchType=Basic
Description:

"This rich collection of papers explores the complementarity of corpus and
discourse approaches to written academic discourse, with examples given
both of corpus investigations that are augmented by discourse analysis and
also of corpus-assisted discourse analyses. As such, it makes a major
contribution to the development of a combined corpus and discourse analytic
approach to textual analysis.

The papers contained in this collection present thorough, evidence-based
descriptions of language use in a range of disciplines, which extend our
understanding of how writers construct texts and interact with their
readers, in diverse disciplinary contexts.

This book is essential reading for students and researchers of academic
discourse, and for those involved in the teaching of English for Academic
Purposes. It will also interest applied corpus linguists and discourse
analysts."
- Paul Thompson, Lecturer, University of Reading, UK

Contemporary research into written academic discourse has become
increasingly polarised between two approaches: corpus linguistics and
discourse analysis. This volume presents a selection of recent work by
experts in academic written discourse, and illustrates how corpus
linguistics and discourse analysis can work as complementary approaches.

The overall introduction sets the volume against the backdrop of current
work in English for Academic Purposes, and introductions to the each
section draw out connections between the chapters and put them into
context. The contributors are experts in the field and they cover both
novice and expert examples of EAP. The book ends with an after word that
provides an agenda-setting closing perspective on the future of EAP research.

This book will appeal to researchers and postgraduates in applied
linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and EAP.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847064361
ISBN-13: 9781847064363
Pages: 316
Prices: U.S. $ 150.00
U.K. £ 80.00