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LSP in Colombia

Advances and challenges

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Edited By Gabriel Quiroz Herrera and Pedro Patino Garcia

Studies in LSP in Colombia began in the 1990’s, mainly in the discipline of terminology. Since then, studies in translation, terminology, and LSP have spread out throughout the country. Many papers have been written since then in national and international journals by Colombian authors. This book comprises a set of 20 chapters derived from M.A. and Ph.D. theses of Colombian authors written in Austria, Chile, Colombia, France, Norway, and Spain. The multidisciplinary view of this book includes scholars from translation, linguistics, computer engineering, philosophy, and library and information science. These chapters deal with linguistic, phraseological, terminological, didactic, and textual issues related to terminology, translation, corpus linguistics, and computational linguistics from the Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad de Medellín, Universidad Nacional de Medellín, Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Universidad EAFIT, Wake Forest University, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Université Grenoble Alpes, and Université Paris VII.
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Applying Linguistic Methods for a Semiautomatic Analysis of Corporative Documents: Standard Operating Procedure: Bell Manrique, Diego Burgos, Carlos Zapata

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BELL MANRIQUE1 / DIEGO BURGOS2 / CARLOS ZAPATA3

Applying Linguistic Methods for a Semiautomatic Analysis of Corporative Documents: Standard Operating Procedure

1.Introduction

Specialized discourses analysis (SDA) is derived from variables related to the subject and perspective of a topic, whose analysis is important (Cabré, 1999:529). According to the genre theory, we can analyze specialized discourses because they are written by members of specific communities.

Since SDA is based on linguistic analysis, in this chapter, we use several levels of linguistic analysis: (i) discourse rhetorical analysis (DRA) oriented to the construction of discourses by prioritizing the communicative intent of each genre, which is related with the internal analysis of textual units; (ii) morpho-syntactic analysis focused on the identification of features in terms of their morphological and syntactical properties; and (iii) semantic analysis, commonly involving several semantic markers to find out the relationship and dependence among the elements of phrases, as well as their meaning in the context.

In this approach, we apply linguistic methods for a semi-automated analysis of corporative documents, as a genre of special ← 49 | 50 → ized discourse. Specifically, we analyze Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as a sort of structured technical documents of factual statements related to organizational procedures. We present an approach to analyze SOP documents by using a range of resources from a linguistic perspective. The linguistic analysis starts with the DRA, by addressing how the content and the linguistic features of texts influence and are...

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