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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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Text Functions and Citation Patterns in Specialized Texts: A Contrastive Study of the Case Report Genre: Carlos Muñoz Torres

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CARLOS MUÑOZ TORRES1

Text Functions and Citation Patterns in Specialized Texts: A Contrastive Study of the Case Report Genre

1.Introduction

Over the last decade or so, there has been a growing interest in the study of the Case Report as a genre. This medical genre has been studied from different perspectives, for example: Genre Studies (Goodier, 2008; Helán, 2012; Burdiles, 2012), Specialized Discourse (Oliver del Olmo, 2004; López Ferrero, 2006; Morales et al., 2008) and Translation Studies (Montalt Resurrecció & González Davies, 2007; Méndez-Cendón, 2009; Muñoz, 2011). Most studies of the Case Report genre have included a corpus taken from one or multiple disciplines of the health sciences (radiology, dentistry, pediatrics, among others).

On the other hand, some studies about text functions and citation patterns have been carried out in specific medical texts. The most studied genre, by far, has been the research article, but new specific genres have been described such as review articles (Morales and Cassany, 2008a), medical conferences (Rowley-Jolivet, 2002; Webber, 2005), abstracts (Samraj, 2005), book reviews (Salager-Meyer, 2001b), among others. However, concerning the Case Report genre, there has been much less work done to describe the multiple text functions and the interaction between the primary text function and citations of this genre. Additionally, a Translation Studies perspective gives us the opportunity to propose a contrastive genre-based study of ← 303 | 304 → the Case Report in a comparable corpus, that is, a corpus...

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