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Adaptive imitation: Formulaicity and the words of others in L2 English academic writing

Macqueen, Susan (Susy); Knoch, Ute


This chapter explores how L2 academic writers imitate adaptively as they manage the need to communicate academic content using language that aligns with the predictable patterns of the discourse community. Evidence from two studies of L2 writing is combined to explore how writers work with a dynamic store of language chunks as their emergent building blocks. One study, a cross-sectional discourse analysis of the writing of 480 test-takers (Knoch, Macqueen, & O’Hagan, 2014), investigates...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1075/lllt.54.04mac


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