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Extraposition in learner and expert writing: Exploring (in)formality and the impact of register
Université catholique de Louvain; Uppsala Universitet.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, English.
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Learner Corpus Research, ISSN 2215-1478, E-ISSN 2215-1486, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 33-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Subject extraposition (e.g. it is important to remember) is generally regarded to be a formal construction that learners, whose writing is often said to be overly informal, have been found to struggle with. This study investigates to what extent register and text type can be used to explore learners’ reportedly “informal” use of this construction. Learner writing is compared to expert writing from several different registers and to native-speaker student writing. The results show that there are important differences across both registers and text types. Furthermore, while the learners’ use is most like that of the experts’ academic writing, certain similarities to the non-academic registers were also noted. The results moreover suggest that earlier claims about the informal status of learner writing seem mainly to have been influenced by the text types included in the corpora previously investigated.

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2019. Vol. 5, no 1, p. 33-62
Keywords [en]
Extraposition, register, learner writing, expert writing, informality
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29735DOI: 10.1075/ijlcr.17014.larOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-29735DiVA, id: diva2:1321721
Available from: 2019-06-09 Created: 2019-06-09 Last updated: 2019-08-08Bibliographically approved

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