Biomedical English : a corpus-based approach
- edited by Isabel Verdaguer, Natalia Judith Laso, University of Barcelona ; Danica Salazar, University of Oxford.
- Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.
- Physical description
- xiii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
- Studies in corpus linguistics v. 56.
- Verdaguer, Isabel, editor of compilation.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Introduction (by Verdaguer, Isabel), pix-xiv-- 2. Collocations, lexical bundles and SciE-Lex: A review of corpus research on multiword units of meaning (by Laso, Natalia Judith), p1-20-- 3. SciE-Lex: A lexical database (by Verdaguer, Isabel), p21-38-- 4. Formal and functional variation of lexical bundles in biomedical English (by Salazar, Danica), p39-54-- 5. A corpus-based analysis of the collocational patterning of adjectives with abstract nouns in medical English (by Laso, Natalia Judith), p55-72-- 6. As described below: A corpus-based approach to the verb describe in scientific English (by Ventura Campos, Aaron), p73-104-- 7. Negation in biomedical English (by Laso, Natalia Judith), p105-120-- 8. A cross-disciplinary analysis of personal and impersonal features in English and Spanish scientific writing (by Salazar, Danica), p121-144-- 9. Gender assignment in present-day scientific English: A case study in the field of Zoology journals (by Guzman-Gonzalez, Trinidad), p145-164-- 10. The metaphorical basis of discourse structure (by Castano, Emilia), p165-184-- 11. Frames, constructions, and metaphors in Spanish FrameNet (by Subirats, Carlos), p185-210-- 12. Subject index, p211-214.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The corpus-based studies in this volume explore biomedical research writing in English from a variety of perspectives. The articles in this collection delve into the lexicographic issues involved in building an electronic database of collocations and lexical bundles, offer insight on the teaching and learning of prototypical multiword units of meaning in biomedical discourse, and view written scientific English through the lens of such diverse fields as phraseology, metaphor, gender and discourse analysis. The research presented in this book forms the theoretical and methodological foundation of SciE-Lex, a lexical database of collocations and prefabricated expressions designed to help scientists write scientific papers in English accurately. The concluding chapter on FrameNet addresses frame semantics, whose application to the cross-linguistic study of scientific language will open new and promising avenues of research in the study of specialized languages.
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