Linguistic variation in research articles : when discipline tells only part of the story /

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Author / Creator:Gray, Bethany, author.
Imprint:Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
Description:1 online resource.
Series:Studies in Corpus Linguistics (SCL) ; volume 71
Studies in corpus linguistics ; v. 71.
Subject:Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
Linguistics -- Research.
Academic writing.
Academic writing.
Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
Linguistics -- Research.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Other form:Print version: Gray, Bethany. Linguistic variation in research articles. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015] 9789027203793
Table of Contents:
  • Linguistic Variation in Research Articles; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; List of tables; List of figures; Introduction; 1.1 Academic research writing: One register or many?; 1.1.1 A note on 'register'; 1.1.2 Goal of the present book; 1.2 The linguistic characteristics of academic writing; 1.3 Linguistic variation and disciplinary writing; 1.4 Trends and gaps in the study of disciplinary writing; 1.5 Overview of the book: Applying corpus analytical approaches to disciplinary register variation; Describing the domain of academic journal writing.
  • 2.1 Introduction2.2 Surveying the Domain of Disciplinary Journal Writing; 2.2.1 Procedures; 2.2.2 A taxonomy of academic journal registers; 2.2.3 Some issues in applying a taxonomy of research articles; 2.3 Journal Registers in the Disciplines; 2.4 Implications for Corpus Design; Building and analyzing the academic journal register corpus; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Corpus Collection Procedures; 3.2.1 Formation of operational definitions for journal registers in specific disciplines; 3.2.2 Journal and article selection; 3.2.3 File conversion and clean-up.
  • 3.3 Corpus Description: The Academic Journal Register Corpus3.4 Corpus Annotation; 3.4.1 'Tagging': Part of speech annotation; 3.4.2 Accuracy of automatic tagging; 3.5 Overview: Procedures for Quantitative Corpus Analysis; The situational characteristics of the Academic Journal Register Corpus; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Motivating a new situational framework for journal registers; 4.3 A framework for the situational characteristics of journal registers; 4.3.1 Participants; 4.3.2 Textual layout and organization; 4.3.3 Setting; 4.3.4 Subject/topic; 4.3.5 Purpose; 4.3.6 Nature of data or evidence.
  • 4.3.7 Methodology4.3.8 Explicitness of research design; 4.4 The situational characteristics of the Academic Journal Register Corpus; 4.4.1 Common characteristics across journal registers; 4.4.2 Theoretical articles in philosophy; 4.4.3 Qualitative articles in history; 4.4.4 Qualitative and quantitative articles in political science; 4.4.5 Qualitative and quantitative articles in applied linguistics; 4.4.6 Quantitative articles in biology; 4.4.7 Quantitative and theoretical articles in physics; 4.5 Trends in the situational characteristics of the Academic Journal Register Corpus.
  • A lexical and grammatical survey5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Grammatical Variation in Academic Prose; 5.3 Carrying Out a Lexical and Grammatical Survey; 5.4 Distribution of Core Grammatical Features; 5.4.1 Nouns; 5.4.2 Verbs; 5.4.3 The verb phrase: Passive voice; 5.4.4 The verb phrase: Tense and aspect; 5.4.5 Personal pronouns; 5.5 Summing Up: Lexical and Grammatical Variation; Structural complexity in journal registers; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Features of elaboration and compression in academic prose; 6.3 Carrying out a study of structural complexity.