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Title: Biomedical English
Subtitle: A corpus-based approach
Edited By: Isabel Verdaguer
Natalia Judith Laso
Danica Salazar
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.56
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 56
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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