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Academic Discourse Across Disciplines

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Ken Hyland and Marina Bondi

This volume reflects the emerging interest in cross-disciplinary variation in both spoken and written academic English, exploring the conventions and modes of persuasion characteristic of different disciplines and which help define academic inquiry. This collection brings together chapters by applied linguists and EAP practitioners from seven different countries. The authors draw on various specialised spoken and written corpora to illustrate the notion of variation and to explore the concept of discipline and the different methodologies they use to investigate these corpora. The book also seeks to make explicit the valuable links that can be made between research into academic speech and writing as text, as process, and as social practice.

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Notes on Contributors MARINA BONDI is Professor of English at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. She has published on various aspects of discourse analysis and EAP, with particular reference to the argumentative features of academic discourse and to the role of metadiscourse and evaluative language. Her recent work centres on language variation across genres, disciplines and cultures through the analysis of small specialized corpora. TRINE DAHL is associate professor of English linguistics at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen. She wrote her doctoral thesis on automatic text summarisation (2000). Her current research interests include academic discourse, text linguistics, the language of economics and intercultural communication. She has published papers in international journals such as Journal of Pragmatics and International Journal of Applied Linguistics. KJERSTI FLØTTUM is professor of French linguistics and Vice-Rector for international relations at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her general research fields are textlinguistics, discourse analysis, semantics and pragmatics. More specifically her research is related to genre theory, linguistic polyphony, academic discourse and political discourse. Project leader of KIAP (Cultural Identity in Academic Prose) and of the multidisciplinary EURUN project (European political discourse). Co-author of ScaPoLine. La théorie scandinave de la polyphonie linguistique. Paris: Kimé, 2004. (http://kiap.aksis. uib.no/flottum_engelsk.htm) D.S. GIANNONI is a tenured researcher at the University of Bergamo, in northern Italy, where he teaches English language and linguistics. After his first degree, he specialised in applied linguistics in Britain Notes on Contributors 318 (University...

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