Lexical bundles across disciplines
A look at consistency and variability
This chapter reports on a study that examined
over 700 four-word lexical bundles (Biber et al., 1999) identified from a
multi-disciplinary corpus of over 25 million words from introductory
courses across nine disciplines. Two types of bundles were
identified: cross-disciplinary (occurring in at least four of the
nine disciplines), and discipline-specific (occurring in only one or
two disciplines). Results indicate that these bundle types typically
serve different functions. The cross-disciplinary bundles function
as discourse frames providing sign posts for readers, while
discipline-specific bundles are often content-specific. Analyses
also identified bundles with variable slots that could be completed
with various fillers. The chapter concludes with ideas and examples
for teaching lexical bundles that can enhance teaching and promote
fluency for learners.
- 3.Results and discussion
- 3.1Bundles shared across disciplines
- 3.2Bundles with a productive variable slot
- 3.3Nuanced meanings of variable slot fillers
- 3.4Pedagogical applications
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