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Title: Notes on investigating the native vs non-native distinction in written academic English
Authors: Palumbo, Giuseppe
Keywords: Academic Englishnativenesslanguage mediationinterferencenoun groups
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Palumbo Giuseppe, "Notes on investigating the native vs non-native distinction in written academic English", in: Giuseppe Palumbo (a cura di), "Testi, corpora, confronti interlinguistici: approcci qualitativi e quantitativi", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2017, pp. 111-125
Part of: Testi, corpora, confronti interlinguistici: approcci qualitativi e quantitativi
Abstract: 
Texts written in English by non-native speakers can be considered instances of
mediated language, where the mediation takes place between a writer’s native
language and English, seen, respectively, as the “source” and “target” poles. In investigating
such texts, the methods of analysis can thus draw on some assumptions
and approaches used in translation studies, starting from the idea that in
mediated communication the target product always shows traces of interference
from features and traits associated with the source material. This chapter reports
on an investigation of written academic language in English. The investigation is
corpus-based and the texts included in the corpus include research papers in two
different academic disciplines written by either native speakers or non-native
speakers of English. Initial findings of the investigation are discussed in relation
to two specific aspects: part-of-speech distribution and preference for pre- or
post-modification in noun groups.
Type: Book Chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/20551
ISBN: 978-88-8303-912-6
eISBN: 978-88-8303-913-3
DOI: 10.13137/978-88-8303-913-3/20551
10.13137/978-88-8303-913-3/20551
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:Testi, corpora, confronti interlinguistici: approcci qualitativi e quantitativi

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