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This e-book deals an intensive lexical description of an English for particular reasons (ESP) type, English for structure, through 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 used to be designed for the aim of describing and reading the most lexical good points of structure Discourse from 3 diversified views: word-formation, loanword neology and semantic neology, that are the 3 major foundations of lexis. with a view to learn all fabrics a database of just about 3 thousand entries used to be produced, together with an outline and type of each observe from the corpus thought of appropriate for the research. due to this technique the lexical personality of structure language is finally printed in reference to the linguistic identification of its practitioners.
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In order to reach the figure of half a million words a secondary group was added to this primary one; the latter is made of publications related to the former by means of “suggested or favourite links”, that is, they are online publications that are in turn acknowledged by some of the “primary” ones. To be more precise, twelve more architecture websites were included obtaining a final inventory of twenty one 5 6 7 8 The assistance of the Colegio de Arquitectos del Ebro is greatly acknowledged. I asked for the most prestigious and widely read Anglo-Saxon journals according to their expertise.
Many of these examples are ad-hoc compounds that follow a pattern where gaps are filled by members of the same semantic category rather than being a lexicalized sequence of words. Some others are strings of nouns in a premodification position that are linked by means of a hyphen responding to context demands. Some other, although occurring as independent words, were recorded several times in different texts, a fact that might point out to the beginning of a new compound formation. Spelling Many of the compounds I have gathered in the corpus are linked by means of a hyphen; as mentioned in the literature, the fact of being joined by a hyphen does not automatically confer them compound status and it might just reflect the intention of writing a concept as a single word; however, most of times these structures are in premodifying position 52 and are linked by a hyphen in order to make it clear the structure of the modification pattern.
As shown in the table above, there have been 9 primary sources which in turn led to other 12 sources: RIBA Journal, for example, suggested the links such as Architecture Show Magazine, Gabion-Hugh Pearman or Icon Magazine, etc. The proportion between both types of sources is reflected in the next table where we can see that the major bulk of texts come from the primary sources collected from the suggestions of Spanish Architects’ Associations: Figure 1. Proportion of sources. 31 More specifically, we can graphically measure the contribution of each source in the following figure: Figure 2.