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Corpus Analysis in Different Genres
Academic Discourse and Learner Corpora

ISBN 9780367417161
Published July 15, 2020 by Routledge
362 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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



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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