María Luisa Carrio-Pastor

María Luisa Carrio-Pastor
Universitat Politècnica de València | UPV · Department of Applied Linguistics

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Sentiment analysis, metadiscourse, learner corpora and aggressive language

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Introduction
Professor of English Language at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. My current research interests are language learning and technology, discourse analysis, pragmatics and metadiscourse. The methodology of my research is based on corpus analysis.
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January 2000 - present
Polytechnic University of Valencia
Position
  • Head of Department
Education
September 1985 - October 1990
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • Enlish Philology

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Publications (120)
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Little attention has been given to the role of metadiscoursal devices in nonacademic discourses with an overtly persuasive component such as political discourse. We address this gap by analysing the presence and function of evidentials and boosters in the 2016 campaign debates on the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum (also known a...
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Even though both visual and textual elements create multimodal discourse, the former have received less attention (Kumpf, 2000) than the latter (Hyland, 2005) when teaching a foreign language. The hypothesis of this study is that teaching how multimodal metadiscourse is organized in academic writing may be beneficial if implemented in English for s...
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This paper explores the outcomes of training pragmatics identifying the metadiscourse devices that are used by the content teachers enrolled on a course leading to a university qualification for teaching in English within the context of a Spanish-speaking country. Specifically, I focus on the analysis of the frequencies of the textual and interac-t...
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Resumen: Se propone en este artículo comparar la efectividad de la evaluación formativa y la evaluación sumativa al evaluar la comunicación en la realización de tareas online. Para ello, se diseñaron diferentes tipos de tareas online que los/as alumnos/as tenían que realizar en dos asignaturas, una del primer semestre y otra del segundo en el mismo...
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The objectives of this paper are to identify the metadiscourse devices used by English learners at the different levels of language acquisition established by the Common European Framework of Reference and to categorise them to facilitate the assessment and learning of textual and inter-personal devices. First, a learner corpus of essays written by...
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The main objectives of this study are, first, to analyse the interactive metadiscourse devices used in engineering, medicine and linguistics and the identities represented; second, to identify the visual metadiscourse elements employed in the three identities constructed in the three specific settings and, finally, to classify and compare the multi...
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Este trabajo parte de una experiencia de un proyecto de telecolaboración con estudiantes de la Universitat Politècnica de València y de Finlandia y Ucrania sobre desarrollo sostenible y prácticas de reciclaje. Con la expansión del inglés como lengua internacional y el creciente número de hablantes de inglés como segunda lengua, la enseñanza del ing...
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The present study looks into the variations in the frequencies and pragmatic functions of the metadiscourse markers known as boosters, and in particular, with regard to their verb forms. Three corpora have been compiled to this end, covering the fields of Engineering, Medicine and Linguistics. The corpora were manually annotated for metadiscourse m...
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Los objetivos de este estudio son, primero, proponer una taxonomía de los marcadores de actitud más frecuentes utilizados en Twitter tras los comunicados del gobierno sobre el coronavirus, segundo, investigar si nos muestran que existe una aceptación del poder en España, así como un respeto a sus decisiones y, finalmente, identificar redes semántic...
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In recent years, considerable attention has been given to metadiscourse theory and practice in the field of discourse analysis, especially in the study of academic discourse. Metadiscourse here is defined as writers' reflexive use of language on the current text to make references to the text itself, or to its writers and readers (Hyland, 2005; Äde...
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This chapter describes the main differences between Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI). The chapter starts with the definition of CLIL and the most relevant studies devoted to the application of this approach to teaching languages and content are described. Then, EMI is also defined and the...
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This paper presents an experiment which focused on determining if a telecollaborative project work would help enhance students’ foreign language skills and cross-cultural competence. Students from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and the Polytechnic University of Valencia worked together during the fall term in 2020, in which 56 Ukrainian a...
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Devenu « univers », « ère », « révolution » ou même « culture », le numérique est un phénomène technologique, social et culturel qui affecte les activités les plus ordinaires de notre vie quotidienne. Il modifie notre rapport à la temporalité −immédiateté, simultanéité, accélération− et à l’espace où nous sommes passés successivement d’une culture...
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This edited book explores critical issues relating to Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI), setting out their similarities and differences to demystify the terms and their implications for classroom practice. The authors show how CLIL and EMI practices are carried out in different institutiona...
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La enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras es una de las áreas más beneficiadas del uso de entornos de colaboración virtual. La versatilidad de las soluciones tecnológicas y las múltiples posibilidades de diseño de experiencias didácticas con estas herramientas, incrementadas al compás de la evolución tecnológica, abren nuevas vías de investigación para l...
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Como en los volúmenes anteriores, este se divide en dos partes, el análisis del discurso y la enseñanza y aprendizaje de lenguas, principales ejes vertebradores de la lingüística aplicada. Recoge nueve capítulos que atañen a diferentes ámbitos como el discurso de los comics, la minería de datos, la variación lingüística, las metodologías activas, l...
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Learning and technology seem to go in hand; and this fact is more evident at the present time when most people are technology oriented and dependent. The evolution of technology has led to new learning opportunities, which at least should be considered by educators at all levels in order to adapt their teaching to the current social needs. In this...
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This collection sheds light on the ways in which corpus linguistics and the use of learner corpora might be applied to the study of academic discourse, revealing linguistic and rhetorical patterns and insights into variation across a range of disciplinary genres. Organized into three sections, the book highlights key tools and methodologies in corp...
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Academic English can be said to be non-emotional. However, when texts written by speakers with different mother tongues are analysed, language variation can be observed in the way some constructions are used. In this paper, a corpus of academic papers is studied to extract frequencies and examples of modal probability construction and to analyse va...
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This chapter focuses on the importance of teaching pragmatic competence in English as a medium of instruction. In order to identify if teachers who use English as a medium of instruction use pragmatic strategies when explaining the key points of their subjects, 50 learning objects (digital recordings) were compiled and the English language used by...
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Esta investigación forma parte del proyecto con referencia FFI2016-77941-P. Para llevar a cabo este proyecto hemos seleccionado tres disciplinas distintas entre sí, la ingeniería, la medicina y la lingüística. La hipótesis de partida que hemos planteado en este proyecto es que los marcadores discursivos se usan de manera distinta en distintas disci...
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This study is concerned with the use of epistemic legitimising strategies in online newspaper articles dealing with the Scottish referendum. In this sense, we seek to explore cases of epistemic stance that indicate epistemological positioning and persuade readers of the veracity of propositions. Our study covers Scottish journal articles published...
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The hypothesis of this paper is that writers with different academic backgrounds employ different mitigation devices and use phraseological units in a particular way in English research papers. The main objective of this study is therefore to analyse whether mitigation devices are used with different frequencies in the specific fields of engineerin...
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“This volume provides a comprehensive overview of EMI applied to higher education, from the perspectives of government, teachers and university staff. It is essential reading for those who would like to explore the present multilingual spectrum of higher education and the efforts of participants to influence language policy.” -- Begoña Bellés-Fortu...
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The hypothesis of this paper is that writers with similar academic backgrounds express personal attitudes in English and in Spanish differently in research papers. Thus, the main objectives are, first, to study the differences in the use of attitude devices in Spanish and English academic discourse; second, to compare the results in the different s...
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Self-mentions (i.e., first person pronouns and self-citations) have proven to be one of the most powerful ways of rhetorical self-projection in academic discourse and their role in the construction of a self that engenders credibility in more overtly persuasive genres, such as political debates, has been extensively studied, given the vast literatu...
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Los objetivos de este análisis son, en primer lugar, mostrar las pautas para realizar una adecuada planificación temporal de las asignaturas online diseñadas para la formación de profesorado para impartir clases con el método de aprendizaje integrado de contenido y lengua (AICL), en segundo lugar, proponer una evaluación adecuada para medir los con...
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The objectives of this chapter are to contrast the ways in which businesspeople communicate according to their linguistic background and to analyse how writers with different cultural environments transmit information to readers. The specific focus will be on whether writers in a business context use strategies originating from their cultural/lingu...
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Este tercer volumen de la serie Estudios en lingüística aplicada, se divide en dos secciones que reflejan las principales líneas de investigación del Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada de la UPV, el análisis del discurso y la enseñanza y aprendizaje de lenguas. Los seis capítulos que conforman este libro muestran que la lingüística aplicada es un...
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The work at hand is part of a wider study the aim of which was to determine what kind of factors influence failures in pragmatic items of an online adaptive placement test taken by a group of 34 Spanish students in their first year at university. A preceding analysis (Carrió & Martín, 2016) showed the type of personal factors, such as lack of vocab...
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El propósito de esta investigación es analizar y comparar los marcadores de compromiso uti- lizados en los comentarios sobre las noticias de los periódicos digitales El País, publicado en España, y Emol, publicado en Chile, utilizados en dos ámbitos temáticos distintos, la política y los deportes. En este estudio los marcadores de compromiso han si...
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This book sheds new light on language and literature teaching, and offers examples of teaching language in virtual environments. Providing an overview of virtual environments for teaching, it also includes chapters devoted to methodology design for second language teaching in these environments. Further it describes tools for second/ foreign langua...
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o El objetivo de este estudio es identificar la variación cuando se utilizan mecanismos de intensificación en los comentarios en español sobre las noticias digitales que publican dos periódicos: El País (España) y Emol (Chile), y en dos ámbitos temáticos diferentes: la política y los deportes. Para lograr este objetivo, se analizó un corpus compues...
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El objetivo de esta investigación es identificar la variación en los mecanismos de atenuación empleados por los comentaristas de las noticias digitales publicadas en los periódicos El País (España) y Emol (Chile) en dos ámbitos temáticos diferentes, la política y los deportes. En este análisis, entendemos la atenuación como parte del análisis del m...
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The main aim of this paper is to study if the phraseology of cognitive verbs used in academic English reveals different discourse patterns in the specific fields of Linguistics, Engineering and Medicine. The objectives of this study are first the identification of cognitive verb patterns in academic English, second the contrastive analysis of the c...
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El libro se estructura en dos secciones.La primera, titulada 'Análisis del discurso' contiene estudios en el área del discurso de especialización,así como del discurso literario.La segunda sección se centra en la enseñanza y aprendizaje de lenguas: desde el español como lengua extranjera, la adquisición del lenguaje metafórico y aprendizaje-servici...
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This paper focuses on the analysis of consumer-generated reviews in travel websites and their use of terminology. The objectives of this paper are first, to study the categories most commonly used in consumer reviews, second, to analyse the use of borrowings and neologisms in consumer reviews and finally, to identify the different words used by rev...
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This study identifies variation in the use of mitigation devices in medical written English between authors with English as their first language and those with Spanish as their first language. A corpus of 30 medical research papers written in English and published in international journals was compiled, 15 by researchers with Spanish as their first...
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Peer assessment is one of the aspects of testing that implies the grading of the work of other students. It is a key aspect in teaching and assessing a foreign language in higher education as it motivates students and provides them with feedback from their partners about their own learning process. Peer assessment offers potential gains for student...
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The main focus of this volume is test development and accreditation requirements and needs. One of the major objectives here is to show the key aspects of the application of assessment in higher education and the systems of accreditation. Thanks to its unique perspective, it offers a different approach on various aspects of second language assessme...
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El objetivo principal con el que esta actividad fue diseñada fue trabajar la competencia transversal que se denomina comunicación efectiva. Los resultados de aprendizaje se analizaron tanto a nivel escrito como oral. Esta experiencia nos ha llevado a reflexionar sobre la manera en que los alumnos trabajan en equipo, por lo que en este artículo nos...
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This monograph mainly focuses on the idea that language teaching in higher education involves making use of new approaches and technology. It identifies the key determinants of the materials needed to improve language teaching on the basis of the actual experimental research included in the respective contributions. Thanks to its unique perspective...
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The research and outcomes presented in this volume show a wide ranging set of studies, each exploring different aspects of the implementation of technology in higher education. The book has first established the basic issues associated with technology use in higher education and then it has been divided into thematic sections, reflecting the intere...
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This chapter, which is focused on second language approaches and the use of technology in language teaching, is divided in three sections. The first one is devoted to the latest approaches proposed in second language teaching by researchers and its main aim is to give a general overview of the methods proposed recently. The second section centres i...
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Este trabajo analiza las razones por las cuales un grupo de estudiantes falla las preguntas específicas que evalúan su competencia pragmalingüística en la prueba de dominio Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). El objetivo de este estudio es descubrir qué tipo de deficiencias en la competencia lingüística de estos estudiantes pueden estar implicadas...
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The main objective of this paper is to categorize the values of seem in a parallel corpus of technical texts in English and Spanish. Considering syntactic and pragmatic issues, we offer a taxonomy of seem forms. This also includes the classification of this verb as an evidential or as an epistemic device. Data for analysis were taken from the Corpu...
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Collaborative learning has acquired a new dimension with the widespread use of information and communication technologies (McCafferty, Jacobs and Dasilva Iddings, 2006). The main advantages of using technology for language learning are a greater exposure to authentic language, access to a wide range of sources of information and to different variet...
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El libro se estructura en dos partes. El primero, titulado ¿Análisis del discurso¿ contiene estudios en el área del discurso académico, el discurso de especialización, el discurso de los medios de comunicación, así como el discurso literario. El segundo capítulo se centra en la enseñanza y aprendizaje de lenguas, abarcando la investigación en la ev...
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In this chapter, we argue that identifying the types of pragmatic knowledge required at different levels of language proficiency is desirable. Our main objective is to identify which items related to pragmatic knowledge appear at different stages of language learning. In a pilot study, we compiled a corpus of 100 English essays written in English b...
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This chapter focuses on a topic that has not been frequently been addressed by discourse analysis researchers, i.e. the identification of the rhetorical moves in digital business communication. I believe that the identification of such moves could be helpful to speakers of English as a second language by raising their awareness of the way in which...
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In this paper we analyse the motivation of students when they are taught a foreign language using different methodologies. We took into account that motivation may be defined as the various purposes that are part of the goals to learn a second language. Motivation is not the same as needs analysis as students could consider that written communicati...
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Collaborative learning has acquired a new dimension with the widespread use of information and communication technologies (McCafferty, Jacobs and Dasilva Iddings, 2006). The main advantages of using technology for language learning are a greater exposure to authentic language, access to a wide range of sources of information and to different variet...
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English is a global language used by millions of people in very different contexts, such as academia, science, technology, business, mass media, entertainment, etc. The number of non-native speakers of English outnumbers native speakers, as a high number of multinational companies use English as a lingua franca. Electronic communication has also le...
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Metadiscourse is usually studied in terms of a cross-cultural exploration of interpersonality, mainly in academic English, but we believe that this approach could be applied to other genres. The main purpose of this study is to compare some metadiscourse features used in digital business communications. More specifically, we focus on the interactio...
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English academic writing has some specific characteristics that have been broadly defined by researchers. Nevertheless, English is undergoing constant modification as a result of being used as a lingua franca by international speakers. In this paper, my main objective is to determine whether language variation may be identified in cross-cultural co...
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Nowadays, scientific writers are required not only a thorough knowledge of their subject field, but also a sound command of English as a lingua franca. In this paper, the lexical errors produced in scientific texts written in English by non-native researchers are identified to propose a classification of the categories they contain. This study will...
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Nowadays there are many approaches aimed at helping learners acquire knowledge through the Internet. Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) facilitate the acquisition and practice of skills, but some of these learning platforms are not evaluated or do not follow a standard that guarantees the quality of the tasks involved. In this paper, we set out a...
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Different strategies should be considered when teaching writing in a second language, as successful writing involves, among other things, the ability to integrate information learnt by the writer in different kinds of contexts. Nowadays, the World Wide Web is a very useful source of information for second language students, as they can obtain infor...
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In this study, integrative motivation and instrumental motivation are examined to establish the correlation between the form of motivation and successful second language acquisition. The analysis studies whether other aspects, such as the degree in which the specificity of the courses or the introduction of an immersive virtual world can modify the...
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The implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the measures taken places special emphasis on the role of key documents within this process such as degree descriptions and course catalogues. However, previous studies on course catalogues from several European universities have revealed numerous weaknesses in the users’ input of...
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In this paper, English texts written by Spanish learners with B2 level of proficiency, following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), were contrasted with texts written by native English speakers in order to detect the most common writing changes (variations) motivated by the mother tongue of the writers. Our objective w...
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English academic writing has some specific characteristics that have been broadly defined by researchers. Nevertheless, English is undergoing constant modification as a result of being used as a lingua franca by international speakers. In this paper, my main objective is to determine whether language variation may be identified in cross-cultural co...
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Errors should be viewed as a key feature of language learning and language use. In this paper, we focus on the identification and classification of errors that are related to students’ grammar acquisition and pragmatic competence. Our objectives are, first, to propose the tagging of grammatical errors and pragmatic errors according to the competenc...
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The specific knowledge that can be f ound i n web sites provides a source of information which should be used by language teachers and content teachers to teach students both subject matter and language at the same time. In this paper, we describe the methodology followed in a still ongoing project in which content teachers and language teachers co...
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An important issue with regard to terms in linguistics is the detection of term variation, which may be defined as the use of alternative names for the same concept, i.e. synonymy. Its causes include the different practices for the designation of terms employed by language users. For example, the use of alternative words in specific terminology amo...
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Our interest lies in error from the point of view of language in context,therefore we will focus on errors produced at the discourse level. The main objective of this paper is to detect discourse competence errors and their implications through the analysis of a corpus of English written texts produced by Higher Education students with a B1 level (...
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The overall aim of this paper is to detect whether there is language variation in a setting such as international business communication, in which interaction is expected to be precise and concise. In order to achieve this, the research aims of this paper are, first, to detect whether there is variation in the internal organization of e-mails; seco...
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This study focuses on the design of a real corpus extracted from a business environment. The compilation of a real corpus must be done in an objective way to extract samples of language used in an everyday context and with the minimum interference. The elaboration of a corpus based on texts from a business environment is somewhat problematic as com...
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This paper focuses on the variation of sentence connectors in academic English and, more specifically, on the issue of whether language use can change depending on the linguistic background of the writer. This study takes a functionalist point of view to analyse academic language in use; furthermore, identity and interpersonal style are also taken...