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Investigating Specialized Discourse

Third Revised Edition

Maurizio Gotti

Investigating Specialized Discourse is a shortened and revised textbook edition of the monograph Specialized Discourse (2003). This book analyses the various features of specialized discourse in order to assess its degree of specificity and diversification, as compared to general language. Prior to any analysis of such traits, the notion of specialized discourse and its distinctive properties are clarified. The presence of such properties is accounted for not only in linguistic but also in pragmatic terms since the approach is interpretative rather than merely descriptive. Indeed, the complexity of this discourse calls for a multidimensional analysis, covering both lexis and morpho-syntax as well as textual patterning. Some lexical aspects, morpho-syntactic features and textual genres are also examined from a diachronic perspective, thus showing how various conventions concerning specialized discourse have developed over the last centuries.

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Appendices Appendix 1 AGREEMENT for letting furnished dwellinghouse on an assured shorthold tenancy under Part I of the Housing Act 1988 5 Date 1st September 2010 Parties 1. The Landlord Mr [name] Vincent Road Isleworth Middlesex TW7 4LT 10 2. The Tenant Mr [name] Granwood Court The Grove Isleworth Middlesex 15 Property The dwellinghouse situated at and being Granwood Court The Grove Isleworth Middlesex 20 (2 bedroom flat – fully furnished) Together with the Fixtures Furniture and Effects therein and more particularly specified in the Inventory theoreof signed by the parties Term A term certain of six months from 1.9.2010 Rent £600.00 (six hundred pounds) (subject 25 nevertheless as hereinafter provided) for every month of the Term Payable in advance by equal monthly payments on 1st day of each month First payment to be made on the 1st day of September 2010 terminating on 28th February 2011 Appendices 212 1. The Landlord lets and the Tenant takes the Property for the Term at the Rent 30 payable as above 2. This agreement is intended to create an assured shorthold tenancy as defined in section 20 of the Housing Act 1988 and the provisions for the recovery of possession by the Landlord in section 21 thereof apply accordingly 3. Where the context admits– 35 (a) ’The Landlord’ includes the persons for the time being entitled in reversion expectant on the tenancy (b) ’The Tenant’ includes the persons deriving title under the Tenant (c) References to the Property include references to any part...

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