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Professional Discourse
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages. (FUMS, Forskning och utbildning i modern svenska, Unit for Advanced Studies in Modern Swedish)
2009 (English)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Professional Discourse gives a broad and multifaceted perspective on discourse in the professions, including law, business, medicine, science and the academic settings, technology and bureaucracy. For each of these professions, the book explores the dual relationship between discourse and context and outlines how professional discourse is continuously reconstructed in relation to changing contextual frameworks.

The case studies discussed in the book are based on authentic texts and spoken data, collected within different environments and related to different domains. The book includes discussion of both theory and methodology, thus providing tools for exercises and future studies. The reader is introduced to a variety of analytical approaches, that of textlinguistics, pragmatics, genre studies, sociolinguistics, interactional sociolinguistics and sociology, psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology.

The book gives theoretically grounded and systematically investigated answers to questions of relevance for advanced learners, practitioners and academic scholars.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, New York: Continuum International Publishing Group , 2009. , 288 p.
, Continuum Discourse Series
Keyword [en]
professional discourse, text, talk, legislative discourse, medical discourse, technology, bureaucracy, scientific discourse, business discourse, workplace discourse, construction, context, contextual framework, sociolinguistics, globalization
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-101427ISBN: 978-0-8264-9213-5ISBN: 978-0-8264-9251-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-101427DiVA: diva2:213085
Available from: 2009-04-27 Created: 2009-04-27 Last updated: 2009-04-29Bibliographically approved

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