Lexical Bundles in Applied Linguistics Published Research Articles: A Comparison of L1 and L2 Professionals

Kirana, Dhinuk Puspita (2019) Lexical Bundles in Applied Linguistics Published Research Articles: A Comparison of L1 and L2 Professionals. Doctoral thesis, Universitas Negeri Malang.

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Abstract

The current study is a corpus-based investigation of the frequency, structural and
functional categories of lexical bundles in the corpora of Applied Linguistics articles
written by L1 and L2 English academic professionals. First, four-unit formulaic bundles
were extracted from one million word corpus of AL-ENG (Applied Linguistics articles
written by L1-English professionals) and one million word corpus of AL-IND (Applied
Linguistics articles written by L2-English/Indonesian professionals). The results
indicate that the majority of lexical bundles used by L1-English professionals were in
noun phrase and prepositional phrase. L2-English (Indonesian) professionals used
lexical bundles in verb-phrase about 10% higher than that of L1 professionals. The
result of the study is also lending support to the hypothesis which states that both L1
and L2 academic writers may follow the process of advancement and progression from
clausal to phrasal styles (Biber et.al., 2011). It is interesting to find out that L1-English
professionals seem to use specific bundles in some ways that are distinct from those of
L2-English (Indonesian) professionals structurally and functionally (Pan, Reppen, &
Biber, 2016:70). The results of this current study indicates that, it is not as simple as a
matter of novice or expert, or a matter of L1 versus L2, but it is possible that L1-English
obviously has an important and distinctive ability in developing this discourse styles and
put them in application. Based on these findings, it is important to note that L2 novice
and L2 expert writers need to pay more attention to the transition from clausal to phrasal
patterns in an attempt to integrate the information in their academic writing better.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Keyword: Lexical Bundles, Linguistics, Published Research
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Depositing User: Fransisca Puspitasari
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2022 07:15
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 07:15

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