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Linguistic Features and Genre Profiles of Scientific English

Gläser, Rosemarie

Linguistic Features and Genre Profiles of Scientific English

Series: Leipziger Fachsprachen-Studien - Volume 9

Year of Publication: 1995

Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1995. XIV, 248 pp., 5 fig., 3 tab.
ISBN 978-3-631-47870-7 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.340 kg, 0.750 lbs

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Book synopsis

This book is a synopsis of sixteen original articles on English in Science and Technology/ESP written by Rosemarie Gläser between 1978 and 1994 and published in different countries. They cover the author's main areas of research and constitute the four parts of the book: 1. Lexicology and Phraseology; 2. Text Linguistics; 3. Stylistics, and 4. Diachronic LSP Studies.
Emphasis is placed on an integrated approach to genre analysis, which is based on extensive text corpora and which results in genre profiles. Each genre profile is characterised by communicative and linguistic features, including rhetorical and also aesthetic properties. The diachronic approach is illustrated by ESP genres of the 16th and 17th centuries.


Contents: Terminology and phraseology; linguistic categories of ESP genre analysis - Aesthetic and rhetorical properties of scientific texts - Interpersonal communication - ESP genre profiles - Diachronic ESP studies.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: Rosemarie Gläser was born in Dresden in 1935. She studied English and German Philology at the University of Leipzig where she also completed her doctoral and professorial theses. Her research areas include English special languages, stylistics and text linguistics; lexicology, phraseology, and onomastics. She is professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Leipzig.


Leipziger Fachsprachen-Studien. Bd. 9
Herausgegeben von Rosemarie Gläser