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Corpus Analysis of Scientific and Medical Writing Across Time

  1. Dwight Atkinson,
  2. Ellen Valle

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0251

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Atkinson, D. and Valle, E. 2012. Corpus Analysis of Scientific and Medical Writing Across Time. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

Diachronic corpus linguistic studies have fundamentally deepened our knowledge of scientific and medical writing by revealing “language-in-the-making”: how the literate technologies of scientific and medical research have developed, and what they have been developed for.

Keywords:

  • corpus;
  • language for academic purposes;
  • language for specific purposes