1st Edition

Corpus Analysis in Different Genres Academic Discourse and Learner Corpora

Edited By María Luisa Carrió-Pastor Copyright 2020
    362 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    362 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection sheds light on the ways in which corpus linguistics and the use of learner corpora might be applied to the study of academic discourse, revealing linguistic and rhetorical patterns and insights into variation across a range of disciplinary genres. Organized into three sections, the book highlights key tools and methodologies in corpus analysis to study such features as discourse markers, lexical bundles, linguistic complexity, lexico-grammatical conventions, and modality in case studies in studies of academic discourse, both in a second language and in English for specific purposes. The volume features examples from disciplinary genres not often covered in the existing literature, including MA theses, academic book reviews, and online student forums. Taken together with the study of learner corpora, the book demonstrates the impact of corpus linguistic tools in better understanding linguistic patterns of specific languages and language use and in turn, their role in helping to identify the needs of language learners. The book will be of interest to students and scholars in corpus linguistics, applied linguistics, and English for Specific Purposes.


    María Luisa Carrió-Pastor



    Chapter 1. Variation in the use of self-mentions in different specific fields of knowledge in academic English

    María Luisa Carrió-Pastor

    Chapter 2. The expression of gratitude in the prefaces of academic books in linguistics

    Francisco Alonso-Almeida

    Chapter 3. Criticism in Russian academic book reviews of the soviet and post-soviet periods

    Alisa Kriukova

    Chapter 4. Modal verb categories in English medical abstracts

    Elena Quintana Toledo

    Margarita Esther Sánchez Cuervo

    Chapter 5. A disciplinary analysis of fairly in late modern English scientific writing

    Francisco J. Álvarez-Gil

    Chapter 6. An analysis of lexical bundles in English academic journal descriptions

    Davide Simone Giannoni

    Chapter 7. Collaborating with disciplinary experts in corpus compilation processes

    Isabel Herrando-Rodrigo

    Chapter 8. Researching academic genres, language and discourse with computer assisted qualitative data analysis software

    Ana Bocanegra-Valle





    Chapter 9. A corpus-driven exploration of discourse markers in L2 academic texts

    Višnja Pavičić Takač

    Barbara Kružić

    Sanja Vakanjac Ivezić

    Chapter 10. Personal metadiscoursive markers in a final degree dissertations corpus on education sciences

    Francisco Núñez-Román

    Chapter 11. Interactional metadiscourse features in the written production made by Spanish EFL learners

    Chiara Tasso

    Chapter 12. Intercultural rhetoric in the written academic discourse: the rhetorical function of citation in English and Spanish by college students and expert writers

    David Sánchez-Jiménez

    Chapter 13. Measuring linguistic complexity and proficiency in learner academic English

    Javier Pérez Guerra

    Chapter 14. A new linguistic corpus in Catalan and the teaching of languages for specific purposes at university

    Anna Montesinos López

    Francesca Romero Forteza

    Chapter 15. Overused bundles in the written academic English of Spanish EFL students

    Miguel Fuster-Márquez

    Jesús Fernández-Domínguez

    Chapter 16. Verbs of vision in academic discourse: variations in the use of their non-literal senses in L1 expert, L1 non-expert and L2 non-expert writing

    Hanna Skorczynska

    Chapter 17. Showing emotion in academic discourse. A pragmatic analysis

    Eva M. Mestre-Mestre

    Chapter 18. Proofreading, the net and foreign language anxiety in the use of apology formulae in an online forum. A learner corpus study

    Milagros Torrado-Cespón




    María Luisa Carrió-Pastor is Professor of English Language at the Department of Applied Linguistics at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain.

    'The book is of interest to scholars and teachers, especially because of its strong empirical approach, represented by the practical insights obtained through the different case studies.’

    Patrizia Anesa, University of Bergamo, RESLA Volume 35:1