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Investigating specialized discourse

Author: Maurizio Gotti
Publisher: Bern ; Oxford : Peter Lang, 2011.
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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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