AsiaTEFL Logo
AsiaTEFL MENU
Indexed in SCOPUS
About AsiaTEFL
Notice
2023 Conference
Conference
Webinars
AsiaTEFL Book Series
AsiaTEFL Links
Gallery
The Journal of Asia TEFL
Information of the Journal
Submission Guidelines
Ethical Guidelines
Manuscript Submission
Editorial Board
Past Issues
Journal Order
Membership
Contact Us
My Page
Past Issues
Go List

Volume 14 Number 4, Winter 2017, Pages 587-836   


 http://dx.doi.org/10.18823/asiatefl.2017.14.4.8.703 PDF Download
   

Functional Distribution of Lexical Bundle in Native and Non-Native Students' Argumentative Writing

    Daehyeon Nam


Although the idea of collocation has been the core of the Firthian linguistic approach, only recently did language researchers and practitioners pay close attention to recurrent multi-word combinations or lexical bundles. Unlike the studies of roles of collocation in a language, the research of lexical bundles has shown that they are crucial building blocks of discourse and register in academic disciplines. Given the fact that the role of lexical bundles in the writings of academic community has become a subject of ESL/EFL, the current study investigates the functional distribution of lexical bundles between the argumentative writing corpora contributed by Korean and American college students. The functional lexical bundle types and tokens are compared regarding the distribution and frequency. A series of statistical analyses demonstrated that, in the Korean students' argumentative writing, stance lexical bundle and discourse organizers are more frequently used. On the other hand, the American students' writing includes more referential expressions. These findings suggest that, when aiming for a proficient and advanced writing level, Korean college students need to be frequently exposed to lexical bundles and explicitly taught with the discourse functions in the academic writing genre. This paper also introduces and discusses pedagogical implications and future research suggestions.

Keywords: lexical bundle, functional distribution, corpus, argumentative writing



JACET
KAFLE
KOTESOL
MELTA
ThaiTESOL
HAAL
TEFLIN
단체명 : AsiaTEFL (아시아영어교육학회)
고유번호 : 605-82-77130
소재지 : 광주광역시 광산구 호남대길 59, 1층 4101호
대표자 : 박주경
고객센터 : canteras@naver.com 043-230-3543 (09:00~18:00)