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Interdisciplinary Research Discourse
Corpus Investigations into Environment Journals

ISBN 9781138067455
Published December 11, 2019 by Routledge
280 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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  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

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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.