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A Comparative Study of Lexical Bundles in History Writing in English and Spanish
Viviana Cortes format: video
length: 0:31:59
Date Added: 10/18/2006

Abstract

The study of recurrent word combinations such as lexical bundles has become a focus of many corpus-based studies in the last decade. This presentation reports the findings of a study which analyzed the use of lexical bundles in two 1,000,000-word corpora of published history writing, one in English from American journals and one in Spanish, from Argentinean publications. The analyses showed that the bundles identified in each language had many features in common.

About the Author

Viviana Cortes is an applied linguist who specializes in English Grammar, Discourse Analysis, and Corpus-based Text Analyses. She has been teaching in the TESL/Applied Linguistics and Technology program at ISU since August 2002. Her main research interest is the identification and analysis of fixed word combinations in written and spoken academic genres in English and Spanish.

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