Shirley Carter-Thomas is Professor of English Linguistics and Communication at the Institut Mines-Telecom Business School, France, and a member of the CNRS research laboratory LATTICE. Her research areas span functional and contrastive linguistics, English for Specific Purposes and writing pedagogy. She is particularly interested in discourse organisation and information structure and in the analysis of the various linguistic features and markers used to signal text organisation in French and English.Clive E. Hamilton is Associate Professor of English Linguistics and Translation at the Universite de Paris, France. After teaching English for Academic Purposes for several years, he now teaches courses in English linguistics, phraseology, terminology and specialised translation. His principal research interest lies in the use of specialised corpora in a didactic perspective, including the analysis of French and English academic discourse and the analysis of learner corpora.