Interdisciplinary Research Discourse: Corpus Investigations into Environment Journals provides cutting-edge insights into the nature of communication in interdisciplinary research domains. Using a corpus of nearly 12,000 articles taken from 11 journals, this book addresses the key questions that surround writing for an interdisciplinary audience. This books also explores:
- the ways in which writers write if they are writing for an interdisciplinary audience as well as for a specialist disciplinary audience;
- the different natures and instances of the term 'interdisciplinarity'; and
- whether an analysis of the rhetorical contexts in which research is relayed to interdisciplinary audiences is critical to understanding interdisciplinary research activities and communications.
Written by two leading figures in the field of Corpus Linguistics, this is an essential text for researchers and upper-level undergraduates working in the areas of Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis and Linguistics in areas of interdisciplinary communication.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Disciplines and interdisciplinarity
Chapter 3 The BEE4 corpus
Chapter 4 Headings in the four journals
Chapter 5 Introductions (and beyond) in four journals
Chapter 6 Words in context: environment, science, important
Chapter 7 Status and disciplinarity
Chapter 8 An explanatory code gloss: in other words
Chapter 9 Multidimensional Analysis: variation between and within journals
Chapter 10 Topic Modelling: what a journal is about
Chapter 11 Conclusion
Paul Thompson is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Corpus Research at the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Susan Hunston is Professor of English Language at the University of Birmingham, UK.