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By Maggie Charles, Susan Hunston, Diane Pecorari

This can be a number of fresh paintings through specialists in educational written discourse that illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse research can paintings as complementary methods. modern study into written educational discourse has develop into more and more polarised among techniques: corpus linguistics and discourse research. This quantity offers a range of contemporary paintings through specialists in educational written discourse, and illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse research can paintings as complementary methods. the final advent units the quantity opposed to the backdrop of present paintings in English for educational reasons, and introductions to the every one part draw out connections among the chapters and placed them into context. The individuals are specialists within the box and so they hide either beginner and professional examples of EAP. The e-book ends with an afterword that offers an agenda-setting remaining point of view at the way forward for EAP study. it is going to entice researches and postgraduates in utilized linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse research and EAP.

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2 shows the highest ranked key keywords in our corpus. Only those words which are key in 60 per cent or more of the texts have been included. As Scott and Tribble note (2006: 78), there is no standard cut- off point for Academic Writing 22 the number of texts in which a word should be key to be included in a study. 3 Numerals are key in all 20 literature reviews in the corpus. Concordancing confirms that this is primarily due to the frequency of in-text citations. The importance of discipline to word choice is also readily observable from the results.

Connor supported her analysis with interviews with the applicants, who confirmed her moves model and talked about the ways the moves used responded to granting agencies’ guidelines and comments from peers. The motivation for the present study is the paucity of research on the rhetorical organization of GPs, the virtual lack of such studies in the UK context and the discipline of business/management, and the changes in the global funding environment which limit the applicability of the existing research.

They are then evaluated by reviewers (academic and practitioner experts) with regard to their scientific value, methodological soundness, innovativeness and potential impact. They are fi nally graded by assessors (generalists) who base their decisions on referees’ comments (ESRC applications), while the fi nal decision lies with peer review panels. GPs therefore need to adhere to a number of discourse communities’ expectations. As Connor (2000) and Tardy (2003) point out, the GP genre does not exist in isolation but is part of a system of interacting genres and discourse communities.

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