Interdisciplinary Research Discourse: Corpus Investigations into Environment Journals, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Interdisciplinary Research Discourse

Corpus Investigations into Environment Journals, 1st Edition

By Paul Thompson, Susan Hunston


328 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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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 eleven 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;
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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

Chapter 7 Status and Disciplinarity

Chapter 8

Chapter 9 Multidimensional analysis: variation between and within journals

Chapter 10 Topic Modelling: what a journal is about

Chapter 11 Conclusion

About the Authors

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

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

About the Series

Routledge Applied Corpus Linguistics

The Routledge Applied Corpus Linguistics Series is a series of monograph studies exhibiting cutting-edge research in the field of corpus linguistics.

Corpus linguistics is one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing areas of the field of language studies and it is difficult to see a future for empirical language research where results are not replicable by reference to corpus data. The aim of the series is to showcase the latest research in the field of applied language studies where corpus findings are at the forefront of the research.

This series was co-founded by Ronald Carter (1947-2018).

If you are interested in contributing to this series, please contact the Series Editors, Michael McCarthy and Anne O’Keeffe ([email protected]).


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General