By Giovanni Parodi
This quantity bargains an outline and a deep exam of discourse genres throughout 4 disciplines (Psychology, Social paintings, business Chemistry, and development Engineering), in educational settings. The learn is predicated on one of many greatest to be had corpus on disciplinary written discourse in Spanish (PUCV-2006 Corpus of Spanish containing nearly 60 million words). Twelve chapters variety from the theoretical guiding rules of the study by way of style belief, the targeted description of every corpus (academic and professional), computational research from multi-dimensional views, and the qualitative research of 2 really expert genres (University Textbook and Disciplinary Text) when it comes to their rhetorical macro-moves and strikes. Theoretically conversing, a multi-dimensional standpoint (social, linguistic and cognitive) is emphasised and unique consciousness to the cognitive nature of discourse genres is supported.
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As shown in Figure 1, the six criteria mentioned herein are proposed as initial, but not definitive research categories. They are open to new criteria and to the operationalisation of more productive variables, whether their status is nuclear Communicative Purposes Context of Circulation Participants (Writers and Readers) Lexicogrammatical Features (Co-occurent groups) Medium (paper, digital) Other Criteria Figure 1. Possible criteria to classify genres Discoursive Organisation Modes Discourse genres in the PUCV-2006 or satellite.
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Academic and Professional Discourse Genres in Spanish (Studies in Corpus Linguistics) by Giovanni Parodi