Studies in Specialized Discourse (Linguistic Insights #41) (Paperback)

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Studies in Specialized Discourse (Linguistic Insights #41) (Paperback)

By John Flowerdew (Editor), Maurizio Gotti (Editor)

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This volume brings together a selection of papers originally presented at the Language for Specific Purposes Symposium which took place in Bergamo, Italy from 29 August to 2 September, 2005. In selecting from papers on specialized discourse presented at this conference, the editors have tried to create a thematic unity by grouping the papers according to four disciplinary areas: academic and scientific discourse, business discourse, institutional discourse, and legal discourse. Within these fields, a diversity of approaches has been maintained in order to represent the eclectic nature of studies in specialized discourse as they are carried out today.
It is no coincidence that the papers fall into these four areas, as these are fields with a very international dimension and hence the use of English, as the increasingly global language, is naturally very important. Indeed, all the papers included in this publication are in English and mainly focus on English. On the other hand, the contributors to this volume come from a range of different countries and mother tongues. This diversity represents the international interest in English as a language of specialized discourse and communication.
The Editors: John Flowerdew is Professor in the English Department, City University of Hong Kong. He has edited Academic Listening: Research Perspectives (1994); English for Academic Purposes: Research Perspectives (with M. Peacock) (2001); and Academic Discourse (2002). His most recent book is Second Language Listening: Theory and Practice (with L. Miller) (2005). He has also published widely in the leading Applied Linguistics and Discourse Analysis journals. Maurizio Gotti is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Bergamo. He is currently President of the Italian Association of University Language Centres and Director of CERLIS, the research centre on specialized languages based at the University of Bergamo. His main research areas are the features and origins of specialized discourse, English syntax, and English lexicology and lexicography.
Product Details ISBN: 9783039111787
ISBN-10: 3039111787
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: June 19th, 2006
Pages: 293
Language: English
Series: Linguistic Insights