Academic Writing: At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse

By Diane Pecorari

Contemporary study into written educational discourse has turn into more and more polarised among ways: corpus linguistics and discourse research. This quantity offers a variety of contemporary paintings by means of specialists in educational written discourse, and illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse research can paintings as complementary approaches.

The total creation units the amount opposed to the backdrop of present paintings in English for tutorial reasons, and introductions to the each one part draw out connections among the chapters and placed them into context. The participants are specialists within the box they usually conceal either amateur and professional examples of EAP. The publication ends with an afterword that offers an agenda-setting last standpoint at the way forward for EAP research.

It will attract reserachers and postgrduates in utilized linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse research and EAP.

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