The Idiom Principle in L2 English: Assessing elusive formulaic sequences as indicators of idiomaticity, fluency, and proficiency

 
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Language acquisition is at the heart of this book about ?formulaic sequences?, that is conventionalized and memorized combinations of lexis and/or grammar, such as TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, COMMON KNOWLEDGE and IN ADDITION. Researchers have in the last couple of decades, increasingly focused on the large store of and access to such sequences to account for the natural fluency and idiomaticity typical of our native language. The hypothesis of the present study is that L2 learners of English ? just like native speakers ? predominantly use the idiom principle (cf. Sinclair 1991), which involves retrieving a memorized language sequence. Apart from providing a theoretical background to the use and function of formulaic language, this book compares intermediate learners? and native speakers? use of formulaic language, with a focus on written production of L2 English. The main issues explored in the book are the quantity of formulaic sequences, the mistakes in such sequences, and the role of formulaic language in L2 proficiency. These results are of interest to linguists, language teachers, learners and others who are interested in language acquisition.

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Margareta Lewis, PhD: Studied English and Swedish at Stockholm University. Senior teacher at Åsö Upper Secondary School for Adults and researcher at Stockholm University.

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Book Description Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller | Assessing elusive formulaic sequences as indicators of idiomaticity, fluency, and proficiency | Language acquisition is at the heart of this bookabout formulaic sequences , that is conventionalizedand memorized combinations of lexis and/or grammar,such as TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, COMMON KNOWLEDGE andIN ADDITION. Researchers have in the last couple ofdecades, increasingly focused on the large store ofand access to such sequences to account for thenatural fluency and idiomaticity typical of ournative language. The hypothesis of the present studyis that L2 learners of English just like nativespeakers predominantly use the idiom principle (cf.Sinclair 1991), which involves retrieving a memorizedlanguage sequence. Apart from providing a theoreticalbackground to the use and function of formulaiclanguage, this book compares intermediate learners and native speakers use of formulaic language, witha focus on written production of L2 English. The mainissues explored in the book are the quantity offormulaic sequences, the mistakes in such sequences,and the role of formulaic language in L2 proficiency.These results are of interest to linguists, languageteachers, learners and others who are interested inlanguage acquisition. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 404 gr | 220x150x15 mm | 296 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9783639145984

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