A corpus-based study of the correlation between text technicality and ideational metaphor in English

A corpus-based study of the correlation between text technicality and ideational metaphor in English •Both nominalization and verbalization are genre sensitive.•It is verbalization rather than nominalization that is discipline sensitive.•Verbalization is an indicator of text technicality.•Native English users write more technical English than EFL Chinese users. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Lingua Elsevier

A corpus-based study of the correlation between text technicality and ideational metaphor in English

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0024-3841
eISSN
1872-6135
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.lingua.2017.10.005
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Abstract

•Both nominalization and verbalization are genre sensitive.•It is verbalization rather than nominalization that is discipline sensitive.•Verbalization is an indicator of text technicality.•Native English users write more technical English than EFL Chinese users.

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LinguaElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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