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Title: Strategies in Academic Discourse
Edited By: Elena Tognini-Bonelli
Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SCL%2019
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 19

This book focuses on theoretical and descriptive issues and technique in
the study of text and discourse. Drawing on a large number of corpora
containing academic language, from spoken language to published research
papers, the authors approach their subject from multiple angles: The
academic language of biology, literature, philosophy, economics,
agriculture, linguistics and applied linguistics. In the analysis of
intertextual features these papers show leads to penetrating results.

Table of contents

Elena Tognini-Bonelli vii–xi
Conflict and consensus: Construing opposition in Applied Linguistics
Susan Hunston 1–15
Subjective or objective evaluation? Prediction in academic lectures
Julia Bamford 17–29
Aspects of identification and position in intertextual reference in PhD theses
Paul Thompson 31–50
Authorial presence in academic genres
Céline Poudat and Sylvain Loiseau 51–68
Pragmatic force in biology papers written by British and Japanese scientists
Akiko Okamura 69–82
Evaluation and pragmatic markers
Karin Aijmer 83–96
"This seems somewhat counterintuitive, though…": Negative evaluation in
linguistic book reviews by male and female authors
Ute Römer 97–115
Is evaluation structure-bound? An English-Spanish contrastive study of book
Lorena Suárez-Tejerina 117–132
From corpus to register: The construction of evaluation and argumentation
in linguistics textbooks
Maria Freddi 133–151
On the boundaries between evaluation and metadiscourse
Annelie Ädel 153–162
Language as a string of beads: Discourse and the M-word
John McH. Sinclair 163–168
Academic vocabulary in academic discourse: The phraseological behaviour of
EVALUATION in Economics research articles
David Oakey 169–183
Evaluation and its discontents
Wolfgang Teubert 185–204
Notes on contributors 205–207
Index 209–212

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027222908
ISBN-13: 9789027222909
Pages: xii, 212
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