Formulaic Sequences: Definition Problems

This article discusses the problem of defining formulaic sequences in language use as it is presented in the 2004 volume “Formulaic Sequences”, edited by Norbert Schmitt.

Criteria for Defining Formulaic Sequences

Scholars in different fields studied the issue of formulaic sequences, namely in general linguistics, corpus linguistics, phraseology, lexicography, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, first and second language acquisition and others.

Factors Contributing to the Acquisition of Formulaic Sequences in L2

Different factors that might affect the extent of exposure to a language include classroom focus, the time spent in a country where the language is spoken as native, and the amount of reading in the language.

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