chapter  15
17 Pages

Iterative language pedagogy for science writing

Discovering the language of architectural engineering
WithMaria Freddi

In engaging with the pair Language and Science, this contribution will take the perspective of the LSP (Language for Specific Purposes) classroom and academic language skill development. In particular, it will advocate a combined corpus and rhetorical genre approach to the development of academic literacy, as a pedagogically richer possibility of enculturating learners into the language of science. After reviewing the state-of-the-art in the corpus approach to language and science, the proposed pedagogy will be illustrated through the use of concordances for materials and tasks designed to analyse scientific vocabulary as well as frequent phraseology of scientific discourse that is associated with certain moves of different genres of scientific communication.