New Trends in Specialized Discourse Analysis

by Maurizio Gotti (Volume editor) Davide Simone Giannoni (Volume editor)
©2006 Edited Collection 310 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 44


This volume brings together a selection of contributions presented at the 15th European Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes, held at the University of Bergamo (Italy) from 29 August to 2 September 2005. The conference title, «New Trends in Specialized Discourse», reflects the emphasis given to recent orientations in research, coming from established as well as new authors in the field.
As suggested by the title of this volume, the analysis of specialized discourse calls for a specialized discourse analysis. When applied linguists deal with vocational discourses, they are faced with a double challenge: on the one hand, an understanding of textualisations often alien to the general language; on the other hand, the use of analytical tools designed specifically for their investigation. The studies presented in this volume position themselves somewhere along this continuum, focusing alternatively on converging/diverging features of texts and discourses.


ISBN (Softcover)
Fachsprache Diskursanalyse Kongress Bergamo (2005) American Language English Literature American Literature English Language
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 310 pp.

Biographical notes

Maurizio Gotti (Volume editor) Davide Simone Giannoni (Volume editor)

The Editors: Maurizio Gotti is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Bergamo, Italy. He is currently President of the Italian Association of University Language Centres and Director of CERLIS, the research centre on specialized languages based at the University of Bergamo. His main research areas are the features and origins of specialized discourse, English syntax, and English lexicology and lexicography. Davide S. Giannoni is a tenured researcher in English Linguistics, Language and Translation at the University of Bergamo, where he is currently involved in a national research project on ‘Identity and Culture in Academic Communication’. His research interests include the sociopragmatic and textual features of specialised discourse in academic, legal and business settings.


Title: New Trends in Specialized Discourse Analysis