Investigation of EFL learners discourse functions of lexical bundles: A case of written register

Mohamadr Sadeghi
2015 International Journal of English and Literature  
The purpose of the study is to examine the discourse functions of lexical bundles in written university registers. Lexical bundles which are frequently found in written academic discourse are examined in order to analyze their functions in this register, comparing the frequency of each function. As the written register, theses of 72 EFL students were randomly chosen. The categorization was constructed based on the functional framework of lexical bundles in discourse offered by Biber et al.
more » ... y Biber et al. Every 4-word sequence in the theses was identified. The most frequent 4-word bundles in the theses were categorized and discussed accordingly.
doi:10.5897/ijel2014.0689 fatcat:7rros7exgzbutg2nt5qgot4f2i