Title: What do economists talk about? A linguistic analysis of published writing in economic journals
Authors: Goldschmidt, Nils ×
Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Series Title: The American Journal of Economics and Sociology vol:66 issue:2 pages:335-378
Abstract: The present study aims to add to our knowledge about economic rhetoric by conducting a data-driven analysis of economic academic discourse, both synchronically in its contemporary form, and diachronically over the past four decades. We find (1) that linguistically, economics is clearly an academic genre of its own, (2)that there are at the same time clear differences in vocabulary and style usage across economic journals, and (3) that there have been major developments in economic prose during the past four decades. We argue that there is some, albeit tentative, evidence that the discipline may face an increasing methodological gap.
ISSN: 0002-9246
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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