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ERIC Number: EJ806094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Lexical Patterns in the Eyes of Intermediate EFL Readers
Yamada, Kyoko
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v36 n2 p177-188 2005
Hoey (1991) claims that lexical patterns, which are a network of repetitious and synonymous words of a text, can be identified even by elementary foreign language readers. The present study investigates whether intermediate Japanese EFL readers can actually find elements of lexical patterns of a text Hoey uses in his book to demonstrate the concept of lexical patterns. Pedagogical implications of using lexical patterns in teaching reading to English language learners are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan