By Begoña Soneira
This booklet bargains an intensive lexical description of an English for particular reasons (ESP) style, English for structure, via a home made 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 was once designed for the aim of describing and examining the most lexical positive factors of structure Discourse from 3 assorted views: word-formation, loanword neology and semantic neology, that are the 3 major foundations of lexis. which will research all fabrics a database of virtually 3 thousand entries used to be produced, together with an outline and category of each note from the corpus thought of proper for the research. because of this technique the lexical personality of structure language is finally published in reference to the linguistic identification of its practitioners.
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Once the tokens are selected, defined and classified, they can be subject to a more sophisticated linguistic analysis. The computerized nature of the database will multiply the possibilities of carrying out many kinds of searches with a considerable saving of resources. Nevertheless, the use of data basing is far from being risk-free. The more our classification is tuned up, the more arbitrary it might appear regarding some categories. Certain features are reasonably acknowledged or easily supported.
Whose section is like the letter I. This type of compound is very common in Architecture when describing typologies based on a resemblance relation, in this case with the letter I: (37) Several heaps hold discarded tails from brand-new wide-flange beams–generically called I-beams, though there are several different shapes. g. T-wall, L-plan, L-figure, T-figure, H-pile, channel glass and i-rise: (38) Renfro built a scale model of a gallery containing a T-wall in his backyard in Brooklyn and rolled it down the street.
All these considerations lead us to make two main remarks on database-orientation: on the one hand, data basing will be our main source of material but not necessarily the only one within the corpus (there might be other searches executed directly on the whole bulk of the corpus); on the other hand, the database will tend to be as much comprehensible as possible. Certain definitions which will be stretched if necessary to make sure relevant material is not left behind. 37 4. 1 Compounding As mentioned above, compounding is one of the most productive devices used in the creation of new words in English, a tendency also attested in the coinage of terms in special languages (Leech 1972: 136; Quirk et al 1985: 1534); therefore, it might be inferred that its role in the lexis of Architecture Discourse has to be highlighted in this study.
A Lexical Description of English for Architecture: A Corpus-based Approach by Begoña Soneira