Adriana Bolívar is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Discourse Analysis at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. Her recent publications include ‘The analysis of political discourse, with particular reference to Venezuelan political dialogue’, ESP Journal, 1992 and, in Spanish, ‘E1 encuentro de dos mundos a través del discurso’ in Homenaje a los quinientos años del descubrimiento, 1993.
Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard is Professor of English in the Graduate School of English at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Her most recent publications are the edited collection of articles on translation, Tradugao: teoria e prática, 1991 and ‘From discourse analysis to Critical Discourse Analysis’, in Techniques of Description, 1993. An edited collection of articles entitled Critical Discourse Analysis is in preparation.
Malcolm Coulthard is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. His recent publications include three edited collections, Talking about Text, 1986, Discussing Discourse, 1987, Advances in Spoken Discourse Analysis, 1992, and, in Portuguese, Linguagem e sexo and Tradugao: teoria e prática, both published in 1991.
Tony Dudley-Evans is Senior Lecturer and Director of the English for Overseas Students Unit at the University of Birmingham. Among his recent publications are the edited collections, Genre Analysis and ESP, 1987; with W. Henderson, The Language of Economics: the Analysis of Economics Discourse, 1990; and with W. Henderson and R. Backhouse Economics and Language, 1992. He is currently co-editor of the journal ESP.
Catherine Emmott is Lecturer in English Language at the University of Glasgow. She has recently published ‘Splitting the referent: an introduction to narrative enactors’, in Advances in Systemic Linguistics, 1992. A book, Mind Reading: Cognitive Modelling and Narrative Discourse, is currently in preparation.
Gill Francis is a Senior Researcher working with the Cobuild project at the University of Birmingham on a corpus-based grammar. Among her recent