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Engagement in Medical Research Discourse: A Multisemiotic Discourse-Semantic Study of Dialogic Positioning


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Title: Engagement in Medical Research Discourse: A Multisemiotic Discourse-Semantic Study of Dialogic Positioning
Authors: Fryer, Daniel Lees
Issue Date: 28-Jan-2019
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Languages and Literatures ; Institutionen för språk och litteraturer
Date of Defence: 2019-02-22
Disputation: 13:00, Lilla hörsalen, Humanisten, Lundgrensgata 1B
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: engagement
medical research discourse
social semiotics
systemic functional linguistics
dialogic theory
linguistics
semiosis
multisemiosis
multimodality
intersemiosis
intermodality
corpus linguistics
genre
disciplinarity
ideology
Abstract: This study investigates how medical researchers engage with a background of prior and anticipated utterances in a collection of highly cited English-language medical research articles. Taking a multisemiotic, systemic-functional approach, I examine the verbal, visual, and mathematical resources used by medical research writers to construe, engage with, and position themselves in relation to a dialogic background of different voices, positions, and propositions. I explore the dialogic functions o... more
ISBN: 978-91-7833-334-9
978-91-7833-335-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/58506
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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