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A corpus-based study of lecture functions
Deroey, Katrien; Taverniers, Miriam
2011In Moderna Språk, 105 (2), p. 1–22
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Keywords :
lecture discourse; lecture functions; academic discourse; EAP; corpus linguistics
Abstract :
[en] Despite the importance of lectures in higher education, relatively little is known about lecture discourse. To contribute to our understanding of this genre, this paper presents a comprehensive overview of lecture functions, i.e. what lecturers use language for. The functional overview is based on a qualitative analysis of lectures from the British Academic Spoken English Corpus and findings from existing research. Six main functions were identified: informing, elaborating, evaluating, organizing discourse, interacting and managing the class. This functional analysis of the lecture genre should be of interest to both genre analysts in the field of academic discourse and English for Academic Purposes practitioners.
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Languages & linguistics
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Deroey, Katrien ;  University of Luxembourg > Central Administration ; University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS) > Institute for Research on Multilingualism > Senior lecturer
Taverniers, Miriam;  Ghent University > Linguistics > Professor
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A corpus-based study of lecture functions
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