Edited by Ute Römer, Viviana Cortes and Eric Friginal
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics 95] 2020
► pp. 115–134
This chapter presents the results of an investigation into the interaction between discipline and writing experience on lexical bundle (LB) production. The study compared the production of 4-word LBs by novice and expert writers in medical and non-medical fields. The findings indicated that a combination of both writing experience and field-specific knowledge led to an increased use of medical LBs. Field-specific knowledge and experience seemed to be a prerequisite for the production of medical LBs with interactions demonstrating that the use of lexical bundles increased with the combination of field-specific knowledge and experience. The chapter interprets these findings based on previous research of learners’ acquisition of LBs and discusses their implications for both research and pedagogy.