SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.38 número57El metadiscurso interpersonal en artículos de investigaciónLa noción de género en la Lingüística Sistémico Funcional y en la Lingüística Textual índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartir


Revista signos

versión On-line ISSN 0718-0934

Resumen

BIBER, Douglas. Lexical bundles in university textbooks: Variation across academic disciplines. Rev. signos [online]. 2005, vol.38, n.57, pp.19-29. ISSN 0718-0934.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-09342005000100002.

Over the past two decades, researchers have become increasingly interested in the study of multiword prefabricated expressions. One productive approach to this research area has been to investigate the multi-word sequences that actually occur most commonly in a given register, referred to as ‘lexical bundles’. Lexical bundles have systematic structural characteristics, and they serve important discourse functions, expressing stance, signaling the discourse organization, or providing referential frames. Previous studies have documented the use of lexical bundles in conversation, academic prose, university textbooks, student writing, and classroom teaching. The present study extends this line of research by comparing the use of lexical bundles in textbooks across five major academic disciplines: business, engineering, natural science, social science, and humanities. The findings presented here show that there are important differences across academic disciplines, both in the extent to which they rely on lexical bundles and in the functions typically served by those bundles

Palabras clave : Lexical bundle; multi-word expressions; register; textbooks; academic disciplines; stance; discourse organization.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons