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Ordem, Eser; Bada, Erdogan – Online Submission, 2016
The dominance of syntactic studies in linguistics has caused lexis and grammar to be perceived as two distinct categories. With introduction of the paradigm of cognitive linguistics, the studies in syntax have been replaced by those in lexis and concepts. Semantics has come to the fore through the studies in cognitive linguistics, and there has…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Trang, Nguyen Huynh; Anh, Khau Hoang; Khanh, Truong Nhat – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The current study attempted to investigate English collocations used in written translation among fourth-year English majors at a university. The participants included forty-one fourth-year English-majored students and three translation teachers who are teaching English-Vietnamese translation courses in the university. To gather data, the…
Descriptors: Translation, Word Order, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Dokchandra, Dentisak – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
The purposes of this study were to investigate the levels of receptive and productive knowledge of English collocations of Thai EFL university students and identify the types of grammatical and lexical collocations reported as most and least known by the students. The participants were 286 third-year regular students affiliated with four academic…
Descriptors: College Students, Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Demir, Cüneyt – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
In the field of ELT, a growing awareness has been paid to the use of correct and appropriate word combinations. Of methods and techniques existed in the literature, the issue of lexical collocation gets a great deal of attention. However, one of the main obstacles, particularly for non-native writers (NNW), is indeterminate knowledge of word…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure, Periodicals
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Durrant, Philip; Brenchley, Mark – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
This paper aims to advance our understanding of how children's use of vocabulary in writing changes as they progress through their school careers. It examines the extent to which a model of lexical sophistication as use of low-frequency, register-appropriate words adequately captures development in vocabulary use across the course of compulsory…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, Word Frequency
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Phoocharoensil, Supakorn – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Near-synonyms in English often cause considerable confusion among EFL students. This study aims to clarify this confusion through a corpus-based investigation of the target synonymous verbs "persist" and "persevere" with focus on distribution across genres, collocations, and semantic preference/prosody. The results, based on…
Descriptors: Semantics, Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Phrase Structure
Ördem, Eser; Paker, Turan – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether teaching vocabulary via collocations would contribute to retention and use of foreign language, English. A quasi-experimental design was formed to see whether there would be a significant difference between the treatment and control groups. Three instruments developed were conducted to 60…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chang, YiBoon – English Teaching, 2018
Developing small learner and native corpora, this case study examines how Korean L2 learners used six types of lexical collocations in L2 writing to address (a) the frequency and acceptability of learner collocations, (b) problematic constituents of deviant collocations, and (c) possible sources of the learner difficulties. The overall frequency…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Nouns, Verbs, Second Language Learning
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Liu, Dilin; Myers, Daniel – Language Teaching Research, 2020
English phrasal verbs (PVs) are ubiquitous and often polysemous. These lexical items are thus very important, but also challenging for ESL/EFL learners. Substantial research that can inform instructional approaches to PVs has already been conducted. One strand of this research has focused on identifying PVs that merit prioritization in learning.…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Siengsanoh, Boonyakorn – rEFLections, 2021
Acquiring collocations is widely considered to be essential in language learning. The question arises, however, as to what collocations merit students' and teachers' attention in ESP classes at a tertiary level. Thus, this corpus-based study aims to systematically develop an academic collocation list for undergraduate mechanical engineering…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Word Lists, Engineering Education, English for Academic Purposes
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Staples, Shelley; Egbert, Jesse; Biber, Douglas; Gray, Bethany – Written Communication, 2016
Using the British Academic Written English corpus, this study focuses on the use of grammatical complexity features in university level texts written by first language (L1) English writers to demonstrate knowledge and perform other specialized tasks required of advanced academic writers. While the primary focus of the analysis is on writing…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Higher Education, Phrase Structure
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Price, Johanna R.; Martin, Gary E.; Chen, Kong; Jones, Jennifer R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Writing is often difficult for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet relatively little literature exists that profiles specific strengths and needs within this area. This preliminary investigation compares the written language skills of adolescents with ASD without intellectual disability (n = 14) to typically developing (TD)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Writing Skills, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ruan, Zhoulin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This paper investigates the use of lexical bundles in Chinese students' academic writing across different levels of studies at an English medium university. Frequency-based bundles were retrieved from a corpus of student academic texts written at four points of time between Year 1 and Year 4, and the structures and functions of the bundles were…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Writing (Composition), Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
Jacobson, Brad – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This dissertation is an ethnographically-oriented, 18-month study of four Latinx students' experiences across the high school to college writing transition. It contributes to a growing body of empirical research in writing studies that seeks to better understand the school writing experiences of students from historically underrepresented…
Descriptors: Academic Language, High School Students, College Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Palfreyman, David M.; Karaki, Suha – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
Recent multilingual perspectives view second language writing as part of a language user's dynamic multilingual repertoire, always occurring in the (cognitive and social) context of some first language(s), and often of first language literacy and/or use of other languages. This paper focuses on one element of written language (lexical…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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