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linguistic predictors simultaneously, (ii) assess how those factors impact the progressive vs. non-progressive alternation, (iii)
how several linguistic factors determine, simultaneously, writers’ constructional choices and (iv) how those choices differ across
varieties and genres. Based on 4,661 verb constructions from five comparable multi-genre corpora, we ran a logistic regression
analysis to determine which factors cause English-speaking populations to differ in their constructional choices and in which
specific contexts. While the model strongly predicts speakers’ choices, within individual genres, tense and modality are found to
influence speakers’ choices differently. Overall, our results yield nuanced insights into the (dis)similarities among and within
ESL/EFL varieties and contribute to the broader issue of the native-foreign-second language continuum across genres.
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