Comparing Formulaicity of Learner Writing through Phrase-Frames: A Corpus-Driven Study of Lithuanian and Polish EFL Student Writing

Research in Language

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Title Comparing Formulaicity of Learner Writing through Phrase-Frames: A Corpus-Driven Study of Lithuanian and Polish EFL Student Writing
 
Creator Juknevičienė, Rita
Grabowski, Łukasz
 
Subject EFL writing
learner corpus
Lithuanian EFL learners
phrase-frame
Polish EFL learners
 
Description Learner corpus research continues to provide evidence of how formulaic language is (mis)used by learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). This paper deals with less investigated multi-word units in EFL contexts, namely, phrase-frames (Fletcher 2002–2007), i.e. sets of n-grams identical except for one word (it is * to, in the * of). The study compares Lithuanian and Polish learner writing in English in terms of phrase-frames and contrasts them with native speakers. The analysis shows that certain differences between Lithuanian and Polish learners result from transfer from their native languages, yet both groups of learners share many common features. Most importantly, the phrase-frame approach highlights structural peculiarities of learner writing which are otherwise difficult to capture.
 
Publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
 
Date 2018-09-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8081
10.2478/rela-2018-0016
 
Source Research in Language; Vol. 16 No. 3 (2018); 303-323
Research in Language; Tom 16 Nr 3 (2018); 303-323
1731-7533
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8081/7991
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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