1st Edition

Interdisciplinary Research Discourse Corpus Investigations into Environment Journals

By Paul Thompson, Susan Hunston Copyright 2020
    280 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Interdisciplinary Research Discourse: Corpus Investigations into Environment Journals provides cutting-edge insights into the nature of communication in interdisciplinary research domains. Using a corpus of nearly 12,000 articles taken from 11 journals, this book addresses the key questions that surround writing for an interdisciplinary audience. This books also explores:

    • the ways in which writers write if they are writing for an interdisciplinary audience as well as for a specialist disciplinary audience;
    • the different natures and instances of the term 'interdisciplinarity'; and 
    • whether an analysis of the rhetorical contexts in which research is relayed to interdisciplinary audiences is critical to understanding interdisciplinary research activities and communications.

    Written by two leading figures in the field of Corpus Linguistics, this is an essential text for researchers and upper-level undergraduates working in the areas of Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis and Linguistics in areas of interdisciplinary communication.

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2  Disciplines and interdisciplinarity

    Chapter 3  The BEE4 corpus

    Chapter 4  Headings in the four journals

    Chapter 5  Introductions (and beyond) in four journals

    Chapter 6  Words in context: environment, science, important

    Chapter 7  Status and disciplinarity

    Chapter 8  An explanatory code gloss: in other words

    Chapter 9  Multidimensional Analysis: variation between and within journals

    Chapter 10  Topic Modelling: what a journal is about

    Chapter 11  Conclusion


    Paul Thompson is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Corpus Research at the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham, UK.

    Susan Hunston is Professor of English Language at the University of Birmingham, UK.