By Begoña Soneira
This ebook deals an intensive lexical description of an English for particular reasons (ESP) sort, English for structure, by way of a do-it-yourself corpus. As different wisdom groups, structure practitioners have a particular discourse and a linguistic id in their personal. either are conveyed via particular linguistic realizations, and are of substantial curiosity within the box of ESP. The corpus used used to be designed for the aim of describing and examining the most lexical positive aspects of structure Discourse from 3 varied views: word-formation, loanword neology and semantic neology, that are the 3 major foundations of lexis. with a view to examine all fabrics a database of virtually 3 thousand entries was once produced, together with an outline and type of each be aware from the corpus thought of suitable for the research. because of this system the lexical personality of structure language is eventually printed in reference to the linguistic id of its practitioners.
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59 Part-whole Part-whole expressions show the opposite semantic relation like camphorwood, barrack-block or bell tower: (27) Two towers marking the building do not recall any specific precedents, although the lecture hall’s cupola resembles a vernacular dovecote or a Roman columbarium, and the other recalls a bell tower in a white-washed Greek village. ) Size-whole Within this group the first element of the compound represents a judgement of the size of the topic in some respect; there are plenty of examples where variations are mostly restricted to the different figures of measurement; take, for example, the expressions ¼-inch steel plate, 6-by-36-inch panels or 60-inch-thick walls: (28) The way you build them is, you put them in two or three layers next to each other.
Origin of journals. As derived from the explanations above, the main methodological platform of this study is the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the corpus compiled for this specific purpose. 9 Some aspects might arise which were not expected as a consequence of the corpus-driven approach. 9 As pointed out by Biber et al (1998: 9), we have to aim at transcending mere quantitative patterns to suggest functional interpretations explaining the previous patterns. 6 Creating a database for corpus analysis Once the overall body of the data was gathered, the next step consisted in sieving it.
New London Architecture 21. Building Design Table 2. Sources 32 As far as the linguistic origin of texts, all the publications are AngloSaxon (more precisely North-American, British, Irish, Canadian and Australian) in order to avoid non-native speaker’s interferences; as we may observe in the chart below, North American is by far the most representative of all varieties: Figure 3. Origin of journals. As derived from the explanations above, the main methodological platform of this study is the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the corpus compiled for this specific purpose.
A Lexical Description of English for Architecture: A Corpus-based Approach by Begoña Soneira