Tove Larsson

List of John Benjamins publications for which Tove Larsson plays a role.



Subjects Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Pragmatics


Larsson, Tove, Henrik Kaatari, Tülay Dixon and Jesse Egbert 2023 Examining novice writers’ perceptions of formalityJournal of English for Research Publication Purposes 4:1, pp. 29–55
Adherence to standards pertaining to formality remains important for novice academic writers wishing to write within the scientific community. However, due to its elusive nature, it may not be clear what “formal” really means. This study investigates what affects novice writers’ perceptions of… read more | Article
Learner corpus research has a strong tradition of collecting metadata. However, while we tend to collect rich descriptive information about learners on directly measurable variables such as age, year of study, and time spent abroad, we frequently do not know much about learner characteristics that… read more | Article
This corpus-based study tests the Principle of No Synonymy across levels of abstraction by examining the syntactic realizations of subject extraposition (e.g., it is important to, it seems that), and by investigating at which level(s) of formal description a difference in form also entails a… read more | Article
Larsson, Tove, Magali Paquot and Douglas Biber 2021 Chapter 9. On the importance of register in learner writing: A multi-dimensional approachCorpus-based Approaches to Register Variation, Seoane, Elena and Douglas Biber (eds.), pp. 235–258
The present study explores the relative importance of register in learner writing vis-à-vis learner-internal factors such as first-language background. Using multi-dimensional analysis, the study looks at learner and native-speaker student writing from two registers (argumentative essays and… read more | Chapter
In Learner Corpus Research (LCR), a common source of errors stems from manual coding and annotation of linguistic features. To estimate the amount of error present in a coded dataset, coefficients of inter-rater reliability are used. However, despite the importance of reliability and internal… read more | Article
Larsson, Tove, Marcus Callies, Hilde Hasselgård, Natalia Judith Laso, Sanne van Vuuren, Isabel Verdaguer and Magali Paquot 2020 Adverb placement in EFL academic writing: Going beyond syntactic transferInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 25:2, pp. 156–185
The present study looks at adverb placement in expert writing and in first-language and second-language novice spoken and written production. The extent to which first-language (L1) transfer is still present in advanced learners’ written production is also investigated. The study uses data from one… read more | Article
The competing demands of teaching, research, and service seem to never end. Consequently, as academics, we often find ourselves feeling unable to realize our professional goals while also maintaining a life outside of work. Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all way to achieve or… read more | Chapter
There are sets of grammatical stance markers that are morphologically and semantically related, but that differ with regard to their syntactic realization (e.g., importantly, it is important that and the importance of). Little attention has, however, been paid to how these pattern across registers.… read more | Article
Subject extraposition (e.g. it is important to remember) is generally considered 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… read more | Article
The ability to successfully position oneself in relation to one’s claims through the use of stance markers is of central importance for academic writers. This study, which uses data from one expert corpus (LOCRA) and three learner corpora (ALEC, VESPA and BATMAT), investigates the use of… read more | Article