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Professional Discourse
Contributor(s): Kong, Kenneth (Author)

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ISBN: 1139177966     ISBN-13: 9781139177962
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
OUR PRICE: $152.25  

Binding Type: Open Ebook - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2014
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BISAC Categories:
- Language Arts & Disciplines | Linguistics - General
Dewey: 401.41
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Using a wide range of professional genres such as research papers, business reports, performance commentaries, guidebooks and legal documents, this study focuses on the discourse of professional writing, employing analytic paradigms from systemic-functional linguistics, pragmatics, text analysis, sociology and anthropological linguistics. Kenneth Kong argues that while professions use different sets of practices, their use of language displays many universals. This is demonstrated through the analysis of data from a broad cross-section of professional settings such as medicine, law, business, mass media and engineering. This examination of professional discourse, and its important role in society, will be of interest to researchers in applied linguistics, to professionals who want to understand the role of language in their work, and to teachers of English for specific purposes.

Contributor Bio(s): Kong, Kenneth: - Kenneth Kong is Associate Professor in the English Department at Hong Kong Baptist University.
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