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The Resource Grammatical complexity in academic English : linguistic change in writing, Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray, (electronic resource)

Grammatical complexity in academic English : linguistic change in writing, Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray, (electronic resource)

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Grammatical complexity in academic English : linguistic change in writing
Title
Grammatical complexity in academic English
Title remainder
linguistic change in writing
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray
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Language
eng
Summary
Grammatical Complexity in Academic English uses corpus-based analyses to challenge a number of dominant stereotypes and assumptions within linguistics. Biber and Gray tackle the nature of grammatical complexity, demonstrating that embedded phrasal structures are as important as embedded dependent clauses. The authors also overturn ingrained assumptions about linguistic change, showing that grammatical change occurs in writing as well as speech. This work establishes that academic writing is structurally compressed (rather than elaborated); that it is often not explicit in the expression of meaning; and that scientific academic writing has been the locus of some of the most important grammatical changes in English over the past 200 years (rather than being conservative and resistant to change). Supported throughout with textual evidence, this work is essential reading for discourse analysts, sociolinguists, applied linguists, as well as descriptive linguists and historical linguists
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UkCbUP
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Biber, Douglas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Gray, Bethany
Series statement
Studies in English language
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  • English language
  • Complexity (Linguistics)
  • Academic writing
  • Linguistic change
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Grammatical complexity in academic English : linguistic change in writing, Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray, (electronic resource)
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 May 2016)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Academic writing: challenging the stereotypes; 2. Using corpora to analyze grammatical change; 3. Phrasal versus clausal discourse styles: a synchronic grammatical description of academic writing contrasted with other registers; 4. The historical evolution of phrasal discourse styles in academic writing; 5. The functional extension of phrasal grammatical features in academic writing; 6. The loss of explicitness in academic research writing; 7. Conclusion
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ssib025087568
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Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 277 pages)
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online
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9780511920776
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib025087568
Label
Grammatical complexity in academic English : linguistic change in writing, Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 May 2016)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Academic writing: challenging the stereotypes; 2. Using corpora to analyze grammatical change; 3. Phrasal versus clausal discourse styles: a synchronic grammatical description of academic writing contrasted with other registers; 4. The historical evolution of phrasal discourse styles in academic writing; 5. The functional extension of phrasal grammatical features in academic writing; 6. The loss of explicitness in academic research writing; 7. Conclusion
Control code
ssib025087568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780511920776
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib025087568

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