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By Maggie Charles, Susan Hunston, Diane Pecorari

This can be a number of fresh paintings through specialists in educational written discourse that illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse research can paintings as complementary methods. modern study into written educational discourse has develop into more and more polarised among methods: corpus linguistics and discourse research. This quantity offers a variety of contemporary paintings through specialists in educational written discourse, and illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse research can paintings as complementary techniques. the general creation units the quantity 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 amateur and professional examples of EAP. The publication ends with an afterword that gives an agenda-setting ultimate viewpoint at the way forward for EAP learn. it's going to attract researches and postgraduates in utilized linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse research and EAP.

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Of more interest to the present study, in one of the studies reported in Biber et al. (2007, chapter 5) a rather different approach is used and keywords are analysed to show how they occur typically in the appeal section of fund-raising Academic Writing 20 letters and in research articles. This approach is close to the sort of analysis conducted in the present study, where we will look at how one keyword (or, rather, key keyword [see below]) may relate to different discourse moves. 3 Keywords and Key Keywords The terms keyword and key keyword have already been used.

They were: Territory (the context of the research); Gap (indication of a knowledge gap in the territory); Goal (statement of aims and objectives); Means (specification of how the goal will be achieved); Reporting previous research; Achievements (anticipated results, findings and outcomes); Benefits (usefulness of anticipated outcomes); Competency Claims (researchers’ track records and research environment); Importance Claim (importance or topicality of the project); and Compliance Claim (relevance of the project to the sponsor’s objectives), which was found to be specific to EU programmes.

Expository discourse: A genre- based approach to social science research texts. New York: Continuum. R. (1992). English text: System and structure. Amsterdam: Benjamins. Melander, B. (1998). Culture or genres? Issues in the interpretation of cross- cultural differences in scientific articles. In I. Fortanet, S. C. F. Coll (Eds), Genre studies in English for academic purposes (pp. 211–226). Castello de la Plana: Universitat Jaume I. , & Starfield, S. (2007). Thesis and dissertation writing in a second language: A handbook for supervisors.

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