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Article: Academic clusters: Text patterning in published and postgraduate writing

TitleAcademic clusters: Text patterning in published and postgraduate writing
Authors
KeywordsAcademic writing
Clusters
Corpus analysis
Lexical patterning
Issue Date2008
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/INJAL
Citation
International Journal Of Applied Linguistics, 2008, v. 18 n. 1, p. 41-62 How to Cite?
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 and contributing to our sense of coherence in a text. Clusters seem to present considerable challenges to student writers struggling to make their texts both fluent and assured to readers in their new communities. This paper explores the forms, structures and functions of 4-word clusters in a corpus of research articles, doctoral dissertations and master's theses of 3.5 million words to show not only that clusters are central to academic discourse but that they offer an important means of differentiating genres, with implications for more evidence-based instructional practices in advanced writing contexts. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130173
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.479
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dc.contributor.authorHyland, Ken_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:47:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:47:36Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Applied Linguistics, 2008, v. 18 n. 1, p. 41-62en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0802-6106en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130173-
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 and contributing to our sense of coherence in a text. Clusters seem to present considerable challenges to student writers struggling to make their texts both fluent and assured to readers in their new communities. This paper explores the forms, structures and functions of 4-word clusters in a corpus of research articles, doctoral dissertations and master's theses of 3.5 million words to show not only that clusters are central to academic discourse but that they offer an important means of differentiating genres, with implications for more evidence-based instructional practices in advanced writing contexts. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/INJALen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Applied Linguisticsen_HK
dc.subjectAcademic writingen_HK
dc.subjectClustersen_HK
dc.subjectCorpus analysisen_HK
dc.subjectLexical patterningen_HK
dc.titleAcademic clusters: Text patterning in published and postgraduate writingen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHyland, K:khyland@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1473-4192.2008.00178.xen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume18en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage41en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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