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Scientific registers in contact: An exploration of the lexico-grammatical properties of interdisciplinary discourses.

Teich, Elke and Holtz, Mônica (2009):
Scientific registers in contact: An exploration of the lexico-grammatical properties of interdisciplinary discourses.
14, In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, (4), John Benjamins, pp. 524-548, ISSN 1384-6655, [Online-Edition: http://www.benjamins.com/#home],
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Abstract

We report on a project investigating the lexico-grammatical properties of English scientific texts. The goal of this project is to gain insight into the linguistic effects of two scientific disciplines coming into contact with one another (e.g. computer science and linguistics) and possibly forming a merged, new discipline (i.e. computational linguistics). The crucial question to be addressed is how such merged disciplines construe their own, distinctive identity and which kinds of linguistic means they employ to this end. To approach this question, we apply the notion of register, i.e. functional variation or variation according to context of use. On the basis of a corpus of scientific research articles from nine scientific domains, we explore selected lexico-grammatical patterns and assess their contribution to register formation.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2009
Creators: Teich, Elke and Holtz, Mônica
Title: Scientific registers in contact: An exploration of the lexico-grammatical properties of interdisciplinary discourses.
Language: English
Abstract:

We report on a project investigating the lexico-grammatical properties of English scientific texts. The goal of this project is to gain insight into the linguistic effects of two scientific disciplines coming into contact with one another (e.g. computer science and linguistics) and possibly forming a merged, new discipline (i.e. computational linguistics). The crucial question to be addressed is how such merged disciplines construe their own, distinctive identity and which kinds of linguistic means they employ to this end. To approach this question, we apply the notion of register, i.e. functional variation or variation according to context of use. On the basis of a corpus of scientific research articles from nine scientific domains, we explore selected lexico-grammatical patterns and assess their contribution to register formation.

Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
Volume: 14
Number: 4
Publisher: John Benjamins
Divisions: 02 Department of History and Social Science > Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
02 Department of History and Social Science
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 12:32
Official URL: http://www.benjamins.com/#home
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