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2018-08-31 - Colloque/Présentation - communication orale - Anglais - 36 page(s)

Jandrain Tiffany , "ESP Noun Phrases and Register Variation: The Case of Research and Press Articles in Medicine and Earth Sciences" in 14th ESSE Conference, Brno, République tchèque, 2018

  • Codes CREF : Linguistique appliquée (DI5320)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Traduction spécialisée et Terminologie (T204)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Développement Humain et des Organisations (HumanOrg)
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(Anglais) Abstract Noun phrases (NP) in ESP may be constructed in several ways, e.g. the feature which modifies the noun may be a denominal adjective (cellular regulation), an adjectival noun (cell proliferation) or a prepositional noun complement (properties of cells). The speaker’s choice between those possibilities has been shown to depend on the communicational context and the message receiver (Maniez 2009). It can be expected that degrees of specialisation of specialised discourse, which are influenced by the speaker’s choices depending on those two factors, tend to be characterised with a greater use of one of those NP constructions. Based on Maniez’s study, this paper aims to test this hypothesis by comparing speakers’ linguistic preferences in two degrees of specialisation of ESP discourse with different contexts and receivers. This implies an analysis of their registers given that registers are functional varieties of language shaped according to the communicational context (environment, participants, etc.) (Halliday & Matthiessen 2014) and therefore linked to degrees of specialisation of discourse. Two registers are analysed through corpora within two genres (i.e. research and press articles) with which they are respectively associated. This research is carried out in two specialised domains (i.e. medicine and earth sciences) in order to observe whether those domains display shared hypothetical tendencies towards NP use. Ultimately, this presentation will suggest paths of research in specialised NP use through register variation. References Bowker, Lynne & Jennifer Pearson. 2002. Working with Specialized Language: A practical guide to using corpora. London: Routledge. Halliday, Michael A.K. & Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen. 2014. Halliday’s Introduction to Functional Grammar (Fourth Edition). Oxon/New York: Routledge. Maniez, François. 2009. “L’adjectif dénominal en langue de spécialité : étude du domaine de la médecine”, Revue française de linguistique appliquée 14: 2, 117-130.