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Book: Contrastive Discourse Analysis

Chapter: Corpus analysis and phraseology: Transfer of multi-word units

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21780


This chapter presents an analysis of the production of multi-word units present in English argumentative texts written by non-native speakers of the language. The aim of this chapter is to examine the potential influence of the mother tongue on learners’ production of both correct and incorrect multi-word units that are typically used in English for creating textual cohesion: lexical bundles, in particular,
linking adverbials.

Chapter Contributors

  • Juan-Pedro Rica-Peromingo ( - juanpe) 'Complutense University in Madrid'