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ERIC Number: EJ1108843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
Linking Adverbials in First-Year Korean University EFL Learners' Writing: A Corpus-Informed Analysis
Ha, Myung-Jeong
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v29 n6 p1090-1101 2016
This study examines the frequency and usage patterns of linking adverbials in Korean students' essay writing in comparison with native English writing. The learner corpus used in the present study is composed of 105 essays that were produced by first-year university students in Korea. The control corpus was taken from the American LOCNESS sub-corpus. The distribution of the different semantic categories was nearly identical in the Korean writing and the American writing. The additive relation was most frequently used, followed by the causal, adversative, and sequential relations. However, the Korean learners' overall overuse of linking adverbials pervaded all the semantic categories. Their overuse was particularly noticeable in the sequential and additive categories. Accordingly, the analysis showed that overuse hypothesis is clearly supported in the present study. On the basis of the results of the study, pedagogical implications and suggestions for further research are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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