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Investigating specialized discourse

Author: Maurizio Gotti
Publisher: Bern ; Oxford : Peter Lang, 2011.
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Analyses the various features of specialized discourse in order to assess its degree of specificity and diversification, as compared to general language. This title features lexical aspects,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maurizio Gotti
ISBN: 3035102147 9783035102147
OCLC Number: 860466298
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: 5; I. Defining the Notion of 'Specialized Discourse' -9; 1. The issue of terminology --
14; 2. The multi-dimensional nature of specialized discourse --
16; 3. General features of specialized discourse --
20; Linguistic Features; II. Lexical Features of Specialized Discourse --
25; 1. Monoreferentiality --
25; 2. Lack of emotion --
26; 3. Precision --
27; 4. Transparency --
28; 5. Conciseness --
31; 6. Conservatism --
32; 6.1. Reforming legal discourse --
33; 7. Redundancy in specialized discourse --
37; 8. The relationship with general language --
40; 9. Metaphor in specialized discourse --
42. 10. Lexical productivity --
46III. Syntactic Features of Specialized Discourse --
49; 1. Omission of phrasal elements --
49; 2. Expressive conciseness --
51; 3. Premodification --
55; 4. Nominalization --
58; 5. Lexical density --
61; 6. Sentence complexity --
63; 7. Sentence length --
65; 8. Use of verb tenses --
70; 9. Use of the passive --
74; 10. Depersonalisation --
76; IV. Textual Features of Specialized Discourse --
79; 1. Anaphoric reference --
79; 2. Use of conjunctions --
83; 3. Thematic sequence --
84; 4. Text genres --
87; 5. Textual organisation --
92; 6. Speech acts --
98. 7. Argumentative pattern --
100Changing Conventions; V. The Development of Specialized Discoursein the 17th Century --
107; 1. Developments in specialized lexis --
110; 2. The opaqueness of language --
113; 3. The transparency of language --
115; 4. The conciseness of language --
117; 5. The evolution of the syntax of specialized texts --
120; 6. Conclusions --
122; VI. The Origins of the Experimental Essay --
123; 1. The main features of experimental essays --
125; 1.1. Brevity --
126; 1.2. Lack of assertiveness --
129; 1.3. Perspicuity --
130; 1.4. Simplicity of form --
134; 1.5. Objectivity --
136. 2. The evolution of the experimental essay --
139VII. Specialized Discourse in The Philosophical Transactions --
141; 1. Early forms of specialized news dissemination --
142; 1.1. Communal correspondence --
142; 1.2. The minutes of the Royal Society --
143; 1.3. Early scientific publications --
144; 2. Features of the Philosophical Transactions --
144; 2.1 Aims --
144; 2.2. Editorial role -145; 2.3. Text types --
148; 2.3.1. News items --
149; 2.3.2. Experimental accounts --
152; 2.3.3. Letters --
157; 2.3.4. Book reviews --
158; 3. Conclusion --
161; Developments and Case studies. VIII. The Formation of the Lexis of Computer Science --
1671. Main features of the lexis of computer science --
167; 1.1. Specialization and borrowing --
168; 1.2. Neology --
169; 1.3. Acronymy and abbreviation --
172; 2. Recent developments --
173; 3. Conclusion --
176; IX. The Language of Popularisation --
179; 1. Popularisation and translation --
180; 2. Linguistic features of popularisation --
181; 3. Definition in popularised texts --
182; X. Aspects of Individuality in J.M. Keynes' General Theory --
191; 1. Subjectivity in the use of terminology --
193; 2. Authorial presence --
196. 3. Argumentative strategies --
197.
Responsibility: Maurizio Gotti.

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Many teachers will profitably make use of this book and it is most likely to be gratefully consulted by all who are seriously involved in discourse research. (Olga Karpova, Vestnik Ivanovskogo Read more...

 
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