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By Maggie Charles, Susan Hunston, Diane Pecorari

ISBN-10: 1847064361

ISBN-13: 9781847064363

It is a choice of contemporary paintings via specialists in educational written discourse that illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse research can paintings as complementary techniques. modern study into written educational discourse has develop into more and more polarised among techniques: corpus linguistics and discourse research. This quantity offers a range of modern paintings by means of specialists in educational written discourse, and illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse research can paintings as complementary techniques. the final advent units the amount opposed to the backdrop of present paintings in English for tutorial reasons, and introductions to the every one part draw out connections among the chapters and positioned them into context. The individuals are specialists within the box they usually disguise either beginner and professional examples of EAP. The booklet ends with an afterword that offers an agenda-setting ultimate point of view at the way forward for EAP study. it is going to entice researches and postgraduates in utilized linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse research and EAP.

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Given these different configurations of moves and steps in the two related genres, it is likely that realization patterns will also vary. This reinforces Kwan’s suggestion that writing instructors would be advised to use authentic LRs in their teaching and present them in their entirety. In this way, learners will appreciate the complexity and subtle choices that are involved in the use of lexical items in specific moves and steps of specific genres. This, of course presupposes specific purpose teaching.

The absence of work in the area is presented as a general fact rather than a specific failing of a particular researcher. This allows the writer to avoid threatening the face of other experts in the field (a field which the prospective PhD candidate hopes to join) while still emphasizing the importance of the gap: if so little research has been carried out on a particular subject or in a particular area, the need for this work is all the more pressing. The flexibility of the non- count semantics of research is again open to strategic use.

This premodifying noun or adjective serves to specify the domain or approach in question. The most common examples can be placed in two broad semantic groups. Representative collocations and their frequencies in pre-modifiers are as follows: Identifying a discipline, domain, field, or sub- field: (L1/L2) writing research (15), reading research (11), educational research (10), linguistic research (10), contrastive rhetoric research (9), SLA research (9), L2 research (5) Identifying an approach or methodology: qualitative research (12), questionnaire- based research (11), action research (11), empirical research (7), experimental research (7), naturalistic research (7), test- based research (6), observationbased research (5), language research (5) Many of these frequent collocations are technical or semi-technical terms.

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