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Capítulo de libro:
How Does a Patent Move? Genre Analysis Has Something to Say about It
Áreas de investigación
  • Construcción del conocimiento,
  • Lingüística computacional,
  • Lingüística aplicada
Patents are hybrid texts with features of legal and scientific languages. These documents follow an all-inclusiveness (Bhatia, 1993) communicative strategy typical of legal texts, although motivated by different reasons: laws and contracts try to cover as many contingencies as possible, whereas patents try to claim as much intellectual property as possible. Journal articles are a classic in genre analysis studies (Swales, 1990) because of their relevance as scientific sources of information and as products of research legitimization. An updated analysis of the needs of those working or studying in research areas would probably show that patents are both a very important source of scientific information for researchers and an expected outcome of many research processes. Bazerman (1999) has already considered patents from the point of view of rhetoric, and LSP should consider incorporating the genre of patents into its research range of interests. This chapter will justify the need to research the genre of patents and will then proceed to suggest a move structure for patents. Swales's and Bhatia's genre approach will be complemented by the idea of prototypicality (Paltridge 1997) to identify the move structure. The findings will be based on the computer analysis of a 2.5 million token corpus of US patents.
Edición del Libro
Editorial del Libro
Peter Lang
Linguistic Insights - Volume 117
Título del Libro
Legal Discourse across Languages and Cultures
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  • Autor: Ismael Arinas Pellon (UPM)
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  • Creador: Departamento: Lingüistica Aplicada a la ciencia y a la Tecnología
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