Advances and challenges
Syntactic Features in Specialized Texts: A Comparison of Two Syntactic Patterns in Texts of Different Levels of Specialization: Oscar Andrés Calvache / Mercedes Suárez
ÓSCAR ANDRÉS CALVACHE1 / MERCEDES SUÁREZ2
Syntactic Features in Specialized Texts: A Comparison of Two Syntactic Patterns in Texts of Different Levels of Specialization3
As stated in the Communicative Theory of Terminology (Cabré, 1999), specialized texts are one of the results of said scientific advances which is clearly shown in the great amount of PhD theses, specialized magazines, scientific texts and journals. Such texts are the result of rigorous and serious research whose objective is to create new knowledge and communicate findings to society. Therefore, these texts constitute a basis for analysis and characterization from different perspectives: i.e., linguistic, terminological, among others.
This chapter aims to describe and analyze two syntactic features of specialized texts: passive voice and specialized noun phrases. In this chapter, a contrastive analysis of both elements will be completed in order to show the quantitative and qualitative distinctions among texts with different levels of specialization.