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Exploring discourse and ideology through corpora

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Edited By Miguel Fuster Márquez, José Santaemilia, Carmen Gregori-Signes and Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras

This book explores discourse mainly through corpus linguistics methods. Indeed, Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies has become a widely used approach for the critical (or non-critical) analysis of discourses in recent times. The book focuses on the analysis of different kinds of discourse, but most particularly on those which attempt to unveil social attitudes and values. Although a corpus methodology is deemed crucial in all research found here, it should not be inferred that a single, uniform technique is applied, but a wide variety of them, often shaped by the software which has been used. Also, more than one (qualitative or quantitative) methodology or drawing from various relevant sources is often called for in the critical analysis of discourses.

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Miguel Fuster-Márquez is an associate professor of English at the Universitat de València. His teaching includes English lexicology, English sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics both at undergraduate and graduate levels. His fields of interest are related to the application of corpus techniques to different disciplines.

José Santaemilia is a professor of English at the Universitat de València, where he teaches legal translation (English-Spanish/Catalan) as well as professional deontology and ethics and introduction to translation research. His areas of interest include gender and language studies, gender/sexuality and translation, and legal translation.

Carmen Gregori-Signes is an associate professor of English at the Universitat de València. She teaches corpus linguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and grammar both at undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include corpus-assisted (critical) discourse analysis, and the representation of gender in telecinematic and media discourse.

Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras is an associate professor of English at the Universitat de València. Both her teaching and her research have always revolved around the history of English. She is also interested in corpus linguistics, the new varieties of English, and gender studies.

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