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An analysis of ESL lexical bundles in learners’ academic writing

Abd Razak, Harniza and Ahamad Shah, Mohamed Ismail and Mat Zali, Masliza (2015) An analysis of ESL lexical bundles in learners’ academic writing. In: International Conference on Languages (ICL 2015), 10th-11th Oct. 2015, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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This study is an analysis of the production of lexical bundles among L2 learners. As vocabulary is a major component of the language, lexical knowledge becomes an integral part in learning a new language. Learners will have problems in their new language production, especially when they deal with a complex structure of language, for instance, multi-word expressions like lexical bundles. The study aims to find out the extent lexical bundles were used by L2 learners in their essays. The frequency of lexical bundles found in the essays was calculated and the types of the bundles were sorted according to their categories. The data for the analysis were collected from 40 English as a Second Language (ESL) students’ term papers from Universiti Teknologi Mara Terengganu. The study shows that the L2 writers attempted to produce lexical bundles in their term papers but they were very limited. This may be attributed to cross linguistic influence. In terms of the functional type of bundles produced, the writers produced more referential bundles compared to stance bundles and discourse organizers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 5655/46926
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lexical bundles, L2 learners, referential bundles, stance bundles, discourse organizers
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Mohamed Ismail Ahamad Shah
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 12:27
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 12:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46962

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