Biomedical English

A corpus-based approach

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  • Editors: Isabel Verdaguer1, Natalia Judith Laso1, and Danica Salazar2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027271921

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 <i>SciE-Lex</i>, 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.

Subjects: English linguistics; Theoretical linguistics; Lexicography; Corpus linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Barcelona; 2: University of Oxford

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