María Belén Díez-Bedmar
List of John Benjamins publications for which María Belén Díez-Bedmar plays a role.
Expressing emotion: A pragmatic analysis of L1 German and L1 Brazilian Portuguese English as a lingua franca users. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 35:2, pp. 675–7052022.
The acquisition of pragmatic competence, namely, the capability to ‘produce and comprehend […] discourse that is adequate to the L2 socio-cultural context’ (Istvan Kecskes, 2013, p. 64) is a major challenge for learners with a medium-to-advanced level of language proficiency, and a main concern… read more | Article
Noun phrase complexity in young Spanish EFL learners’ writing: Complementing syntactic complexity indices with corpus-driven analyses. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 25:1, pp. 4–352020.
The research reported in this article examines Noun Phrase (NP) syntactic complexity in the writing of Spanish EFL secondary school learners in Grades 7, 8, 11 and 12 in the International Corpus of Crosslinguistic Interlanguage. Two methods were combined: a manual parsing of NPs and an automatic… read more | Article
Certainty adverbs in spoken learner language: The role of tasks and proficiency. Corpus-based Approaches to Spoken L2 Production: Evidence from the Trinity Lancaster Corpus, Brezina, Vaclav, Dana Gablasova and Tony McEnery (eds.), pp. 253–2792019.
Our research examines the use of three stance adverbs of certainty (actually, really and obviously) across B1, B2 and C1 levels in the Trinity Lancaster Corpus (TLC). Particularly, we examined the occurrence of these adverbs in the subset of Spanish L1 speakers from Mexico and Spain. Really,… read more | Article
Researching learner language through POS keyword and syntactic complexity analyses. Learner Corpora and Language Teaching, Götz, Sandra and Joybrato Mukherjee (eds.), pp. 101–1282019.
In this paper, we explore the affordances of two different research methods that may be instrumental in analysing learner language complexity: standard corpus linguistics methodology and automatic syntactic complexity analysers. Our results suggest that POS keyword analysis and automatic syntactic… read more | Chapter
Article use and criterial features in Spanish EFL writing: A pilot study from CEFR A2 to B2 levels. Learner Corpora in Language Testing and Assessment, Callies, Marcus and Sandra Götz (eds.), pp. 163–1902015.
This pilot study uses a combination of frequency measures and an accuracy measure to explore article use in the writing of Spanish learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). Following Bickerton’s (1981) and Huebner’s (1983) publications, the uses of the definite, indefinite and zero articles… read more | Article
Review of Herrera Soler, Martínez Arias & Amengual Pizarro (2011): Estadística aplicada a la investigación lingüística. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 27:1, pp. 239–2452014.
Focus on learner writing at the beginning and intermediate stages: The ICCI corpus. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 19:2, pp. 163–1772014.
A cross-sectional analysis of the use of the English article system in Spanish learner writing. Developmental and Crosslinguistic Perspectives in Learner Corpus Research, Tono, Yukio, Yuji Kawaguchi and Makoto Minegishi (eds.), pp. 139–1582012.
The use of intensifying adverbs in learner writing. Developmental and Crosslinguistic Perspectives in Learner Corpus Research, Tono, Yukio, Yuji Kawaguchi and Makoto Minegishi (eds.), pp. 105–1242012.