The present collection of articles represents research efforts in the field of specialised languages, including the analysis of research articles in disciplines as diverse as Biomedicine and Computing, on the one hand, and overlapping disciplines such as in Social Sciences, on the other, all with high relevance to English for Academic Purposes, and English for specific Purposes. The volume offers empirical evidence obtained from corpus-based analyses of language, both from diachronic as well as synchronic perspectives, on topics such as the role of mother tongue in professional writing, the analysis of conference abstracts as a genre, or the analysis of visual data transfer. This collection addresses issues such as the implementation of lexicons for specialised language learning, and the development of ontologies to research language patterns. The volume thus provides a rich repertoire of research methodologies, in-depth analyses of specialised discourses, and the identification and discussion of relevant pedagogic issues.Winner of the 4th Edition of the 'Enrique Alcaraz Research Award'
1. List of contributors; 2. Specialized languages: Corpora, meta-analyses and applications (by Bhatia, Vijay); 3. Section one. Research based on corpora; 4. The historical shift of scientific academic prose in English towards less explicit styles of expression: Writing without Verbs (by Biber, Douglas); 5. Heteroglossic (dis)engagement and the construal of the ideal readership: Dialogic spaces in academic texts (by Perez-Llantada Auria, Carmen); 6. Structure, content and functions of calls for conference abstracts (by Gesuato, Sara); 7. Summarizing findings: An all-pervasive move in open access biomedical research articles involves rephrasing strategies (by Jaime-Siso, Mercedes); 8. The use of adverbial hedges in EAP students' oral performance: A cross-language analysis (by Perez-Paredes, Pascual); 9. Integrating approaches to visual data commentary: An exploratory case study (by Sancho, Carmen); 10. Section two. Research based on meta-analysis and applications in LSP; 11. Some dichotomies in genre analysis for Languages for Specific Purposes (by Flowerdew, John); 12. English for legal purposes and domain-specific cultural awareness: The 'continental paradox', definition, causes and evolution (by Isani, Shaeda); 13. The Talking Cure: From Narrative to Academic Argument (by Lazar, Gillian Diane); 14. UrgentiAS, a lexical database for medical students in clinical placements: Architecture, use and evaluation (by Buyse, Kris); 15. Using natural language patterns for the development of ontologies (by Montiel-Ponsoda, Elena); 16. Notes on contributors; 17. Index