Current Trends in LSP Research: Aims and Methods

Author:   Margrethe Petersen ,  Jan Engberg
Publisher:   Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   144
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9783034310543


Pages:   323
Publication Date:   28 February 2012
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This volume offers an overview of new perspectives and ongoing developments in research on Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) and specialised discourse. Traditionally investigated on the basis of terminology and genre studies, the area now also draws on such diverse fields as sociolinguistics, sociology, psychology and communication studies. This widening range of perspectives increases the need for insights into and knowledge about current developments in research on LSP and specialised discourse. The chapters included here have been selected to address this need. Based on papers presented at the XVII European LSP Symposium, they reflect its focus: aims and methods in current research on LSP and specialised discourse. Two chapters present the research history of the area, its current status, and emergent issues. Nine chapters exemplify methods currently applied, new aims pursued, or new aims supported by innovative methods. The methods include discourse analysis, use of specialist informants, study of multimedia texts, sociological observation, interviews, etc. The aims vary from unveiling politicians' linguistic representation of the 2008 financial meltdown over inclusion of visual representations in LSP research to clarifying the limits of lay understanding of specialised knowledge. In sum, the volume offers the reader a holistic, yet multi-faceted overview of state-of- the-art research in this area.

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Author:   Margrethe Petersen ,  Jan Engberg
Publisher:   Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Imprint:   Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   144
Weight:   0.480kg
ISBN:  

9783034310543


ISBN 10:   3034310544
Pages:   323
Publication Date:   28 February 2012
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Margrethe Petersen is Associate Professor of English for Specific Purposes at Aarhus University. Her current research interests include the sociolinguistic aspects of the 'internationalised' university and academic knowledge communication. Jan Engberg is Professor of Knowledge Communication at Aarhus University. His research interests include legal communication, genre analysis, translation and the cognitive basis for the communication of expertise.

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