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JAHR : Europski časopis za bioetiku, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2013

Original scientific paper

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

Françoise Salager-Meyer ; Graduate School of Medicine, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela
María Ángeles Alcaraz Ariza ; Department of English Studies, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

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APA 6th Edition
Salager-Meyer, F. & Alcaraz Ariza, M.Á. (2013). Titles are "serious stuff": a historical study of academic titles. JAHR, 4 (1), 257-271. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/110351
MLA 8th Edition
Salager-Meyer, Françoise and María Ángeles Alcaraz Ariza. "Titles are "serious stuff": a historical study of academic titles." JAHR, vol. 4, no. 1, 2013, pp. 257-271. https://hrcak.srce.hr/110351. Accessed 19 Apr. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Salager-Meyer, Françoise and María Ángeles Alcaraz Ariza. "Titles are "serious stuff": a historical study of academic titles." JAHR 4, no. 1 (2013): 257-271. https://hrcak.srce.hr/110351
Harvard
Salager-Meyer, F., and Alcaraz Ariza, M.Á. (2013). 'Titles are "serious stuff": a historical study of academic titles', JAHR, 4(1), pp. 257-271. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/110351 (Accessed 19 April 2019)
Vancouver
Salager-Meyer F, Alcaraz Ariza MÁ. Titles are "serious stuff": a historical study of academic titles. JAHR [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2019 April 19];4(1):257-271. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/110351
IEEE
F. Salager-Meyer and M.Á. Alcaraz Ariza, "Titles are "serious stuff": a historical study of academic titles", JAHR, vol.4, no. 1, pp. 257-271, 2013. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/110351. [Accessed: 19 April 2019]

Abstracts
In 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.

Keywords
English; medicine; case reports; titles; diachronic analysis

Hrčak ID: 110351

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/110351

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