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Alyson McClair
Iowa State University
Publications 1
Published on Sep 1, 2013in Journal of English for Academic Purposes 1.73
Shelley Staples7
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(NAU: Northern Arizona University),
Jesse Egbert7
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(NAU: Northern Arizona University)
+ 1 AuthorsAlyson McClair1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Iowa State University)
Abstract Formulaic sequences are widely used in academic writing and are known to be an important aspect of EAP writing development. However, little research has investigated the frequency, function and degree of fixedness of their use by ESL writers across proficiency levels. This study examines the use of lexical bundles in written responses across three proficiency levels in the TOEFL iBT ( N = 480). Bundles that were identical to those found in the prompts were analyzed separately. Biber, Co...