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

Grammatical complexity in academic English : linguistic change in writing, Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray

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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
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Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray
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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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Biber, Douglas,
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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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
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
951840782
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9781107009264
Lccn
2015028909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951840782
Label
Grammatical complexity in academic English : linguistic change in writing, Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
951840782
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9781107009264
Lccn
2015028909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951840782

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