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Article: As can be seen: Lexical bundles and disciplinary variation

TitleAs can be seen: Lexical bundles and disciplinary variation
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/esp
Citation
English For Specific Purposes, 2008, v. 27 n. 1, p. 4-21 How to Cite?
Abstract
An important component of fluent linguistic production is control of the multi-word expressions referred to as clusters, chunks or bundles. These are extended collocations which appear more frequently than expected by chance, helping to shape meanings in specific contexts and contributing to our sense of coherence in a text. Bundles have begun to attract considerable attention in corpus studies in EAP, although the extent to which they differ by discipline remains an open question. This paper explores the forms, structures and functions of 4-word bundles in a 3.5 million word corpus of research articles, doctoral dissertations and Master's theses in four disciplines to learn something of disciplinary variations in their frequencies and preferred uses. The analysis shows that bundles are not only central to the creation of academic discourse, but that they offer an important means of differentiating written texts by discipline. © 2007 The American University.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130154
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2013 Impact Factor: 0.953
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.301
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dc.contributor.authorHyland, Ken_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:47:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:47:33Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEnglish For Specific Purposes, 2008, v. 27 n. 1, p. 4-21en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0889-4906en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAn important component of fluent linguistic production is control of the multi-word expressions referred to as clusters, chunks or bundles. These are extended collocations which appear more frequently than expected by chance, helping to shape meanings in specific contexts and contributing to our sense of coherence in a text. Bundles have begun to attract considerable attention in corpus studies in EAP, although the extent to which they differ by discipline remains an open question. This paper explores the forms, structures and functions of 4-word bundles in a 3.5 million word corpus of research articles, doctoral dissertations and Master's theses in four disciplines to learn something of disciplinary variations in their frequencies and preferred uses. The analysis shows that bundles are not only central to the creation of academic discourse, but that they offer an important means of differentiating written texts by discipline. © 2007 The American University.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/espen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEnglish for Specific Purposesen_HK
dc.titleAs can be seen: Lexical bundles and disciplinary variationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHyland, K:khyland@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.esp.2007.06.001en_HK
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-38349159213&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume27en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage4en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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