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Discourses in Co(n)text

The Many Faces of Specialised Discourse

Editor(s): Magdalena Murawska, Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak, Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej
Contributors: Veronica Perez-Gomez, Malgorzata Godlewska, Magdalena Zabielska, Jesus Rey-Rocha, Rosa Lores-Sanz, Pilar Mur-Duenas,

Book Description

This book features contributions addressing the area of specialised and professional discourse analysis at both the micro- and macro-levels. It offers analyses of the language of medicine, sports, bureaucratic forms, and advertisements, and academic language. Throughout the volume, specialised discourse is approached from a variety of linguistic, literary and cultural perspectives, as well as from those of content analysis, discourse analysis, membership categorisation devices, and semantic/pragmatic analysis. All the chapters here are of undoubted importance in their own rights, but the value of this volume lies particularly in its holistic view on specialised and professional discourse, specifically in the way it examines both their co-texts and contexts, on the one hand, and the practical applicability of discourse analyses and the potential to create connections with other disciplines on the other.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7419-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7419-1
Date of Publication: 01/04/2015
Pages / Size: 430 / A5
Price: £57.99


Magdalena Zabielska, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She is particularly interested in the issue of the patient’s presence in specialist medical publications in the context of a patient-centred approach to medical practice. She has published a number of papers devoted to the discourse of case reports found in specialist medical journals.

Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej received her MA in English Studies and PhD in Applied Linguistics from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, where she currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecocommunication. Her research delves into applied linguistics and communication studies, focusing on professional communication, intercultural communication, communicative competence, and business discourse. She has co-edited five monographs and published around 30 papers in academic journals and collections.

Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Applied Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Her main academic interests are within the field of applied linguistics, namely intercultural studies, interlanguage (acquisitional) pragmatics and foreign language instruction. She is the author of two books, the co-editor of six monographs, and the author of around 40 scientific papers.