Titles are "serious stuff": a historical study of academic titles

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dc.contributorInglés Profesional y Académico (IPA)es
dc.contributor.authorSalager-Meyer, Françoise-
dc.contributor.authorAlcaraz Ariza, María Ángeles-
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesaes
dc.identifier.citationJAHR. 2013, 4(7): 257-271es
dc.identifier.issn1847-6376 (Print)-
dc.identifier.issn1848-7874 (Online)-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we carried out a diachronic analysis (1840-2009) of a corpus of 180 medical case report titles drawn from the British Medical Journal. We analyzed a series of quantitative variables (number of authors and their institutional affiliation, title length, and punctuation/grammatical data) and qualitative variables (authors’ collaboration and types of titles). The results of our research show various shifts over the period studied that could be attributed to the following factors: 1) the progressive professionalization of medicine; 2) the need of disciplinary teams to conduct an ever-increasing complex research; and 3) the increased specialization and the growing complexity of medical science. The only variable that has remained constant over the years is the nominal nature of case report titles. It could then be stated that case report titles would distinguish themselves from research article titles, which are being characterized by a certain tendency towards verbalization.es
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper forms part of a wider research that is supported by Grant M-976-09-06A from the Scientific, Technological, Humanistic and Artistic Research Center (CDCHT) from the University of The Andes, Mérida, Venezuela.es
dc.publisherUniversity of Rijeka. Department of Social Sciences and Medical Humanitieses
dc.subjectCase reportses
dc.subjectDiachronic analysises
dc.subject.otherFilología Inglesaes
dc.titleTitles are "serious stuff": a historical study of academic titleses
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