Representing and Redefining Specialised Knowledge: Corpora and LSP


This book collects new and original works focusing on specialised knowledge and on the ways in which it is represented, redefined, and disseminated. The methodological approaches used combine corpus linguistics, genre studies, discourse and multimodal analysis. The volume is divided into three parts. Part 1 deals with knowledge popularization and dissemination practices in medical, environmental, business, legal, and institutional discourse domains. Part 2 analyses popularisation media, including blogs, google talks, TV interviews, TV series, websites, and the press, and illustrates the discursive features of each medium, with specific attention to how specialised topics are treated. Finally, Part 3 focuses on methods and tools to transfer specialised knowledge to novices, such as language students, university students specialising in a given subject, or translators. This book is engaging for its variety both in terms of methodological approaches and of specialised communicative settings and it will be useful for academics and PhD students working in various fields, such as Communication studies, Translation studies, Teaching, and Language studies.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22390359v29

Keywords: linguistics; genre studies; discourse analysis; multimodal analysis; specialsed discourse

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