Representativeness and significance factors in ESP texts



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Curado Fuentes, A. B. (2000). Representativeness and significance factors in ESP texts. Ibérica, (2), 43–56. Retrieved from


The devel opm ent of co m mu n i c a tive approa ches and stra tegies in spe ci a l i zed discou rse has led to revising notions of repre sen t a tive and significant language . Pa rti c u l a rly in the wo rk with academic gen re s , in sci en ce and te ch n ol o gy (EST) set ti n gs su ch as ou r own insti tu ti o n , the need for determining these facto rs is ever growi n g . The appl i c a ti o n of em p i rical re sou rces su ch as spe cific language co rpo ra , in fact , be comes co nven i en t . In this pa per, the aim is to spe cify the type of co rpus linguistic repre sen t a tiveness and s i gn i f i c a n ce sou ght in the case of te a ching En glish to our groups of Co m pu ter Sci en ce s tu d en t s . In that scope , we pre sent data and samples on wh i ch to ba se our su gge s ti o n s and claims rega rding the expl o i t a tion of textual material

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