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Mapping Academic Values in the Disciplines

A Corpus-Based Approach


Davide Simone Giannoni

A broad strand of applied linguistic research has focused on the language of science and scholarship, stressing its role in the construction and negotiation of knowledge claims. Central to the success of such texts is the use of evaluative expressions encoding what is considered to be desirable or undesirable in a given domain. While the speech acts relevant to evaluation have been extensively researched, little is known of the underlying values they encode. This volume seeks to fill the gap by exploring the main facets of academic value in a corpus of research articles from leading journals in anthropology, biology, computer science, economics, engineering, history, mathematics, medicine, physics and sociology. The collocations and qualified entities associated with such variables in the corpus provide insights into how scholars draw on a repertoire of conventional, largely unqualified, axiological meanings instrumental to the production of new knowledge in their field.


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271 Appendix 1. Corpus texts Anthropology Auerbach, Benjamin M. / Raxter, Michelle H. 2008. Patterns of clavicular bilateral asymmetry in relation to the humerus: variation among humans. Journal of Human Evolution 54, 663-674. Balzeau, Antoine / Radovcic, Jakov 2008. Variation and modalities of growth and development of the temporal bone pneumatization in Neandertals. Journal of Human Evolution 54, 546-567. Barrickman, Nancy L. / Bastian, Meredith L. / Isler, Karin / van Schaik, Carel P. 2008. Life history costs and benefits of encephalization: a comparative test using data from long-term studies of primates in the wild. Journal of Human Evolution 54, 568-590. Cardini, Andrea / Elton, Sarah 2008. Variation in guenon skulls (I): species divergence, ecological and genetic differences. Journal of Human Evolution 54, 615-637. Chauhan, Parth R. 2008. Soanian lithic occurrences and raw material exploitation in the Siwalik Frontal Zone, northern India: a geoarchaeological perspective. Journal of Human Evolution 54, 591-614. Dean, M. Christopher 2007. A radiographic and histological study of modern human lower first permanent molar root growth during the supraosseous eruptive phase. Journal of Human Evolution 53, 635-646. Hardy, Bruce L. / Bolus, Michael / Conard, Nicholas J. 2008. Hammer or crescent wrench? Stone-tool form and function in the Aurignacian of southwest Germany. Journal of Human Evolution 54, 648-662. López-Polín, Lucía / Ollé, Andreu / Cáceres, Isabel / Carbonell, Eudald / Bermúdez de Castro, José María 2008. Pleistocene human remains and conservation treatments: the case of a mandible from Atapuerca (Spain). Journal...

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