LINGUIST List 30.3452

Fri Sep 13 2019

Books: Learning the Language of Dentistry: Crosthwaite, Cheung

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Date: 03-Sep-2019
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Learning the Language of Dentistry: Crosthwaite, Cheung
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Title: Learning the Language of Dentistry
Subtitle: Disciplinary corpora in the teaching of English for Specific Academic Purposes
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 93
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.93

Author: Peter Crosthwaite
Author: Lisa Cheung
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261984 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261984 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261984 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204271 Pages: 222 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204271 Pages: 222 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204271 Pages: 222 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book explores the affordances of disciplinary corpora for the teaching and learning of the language of dentistry, within the field of English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP). We extract disciplinary register features and vocabulary from three key genres of the dentistry discipline (published experimental research articles, case reports, and novice/professional research reports within the Dental Public Health domain), before integrating these features into ESAP pedagogy in the form of corpus-based ESAP materials that promote student-led direct engagement with disciplinary corpora – an approach known as 'data-driven learning'. This book is a timely and relevant addition to the field of corpus linguistics and ESAP, and is especially targeted at ESAP professionals who are required to teach disciplinary discourses but who may struggle to know what to teach as non-experts of the target discipline.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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