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Research in applied linguistics has shown that different text types (e.g., news reportage, fiction, academic prose) are characterized by a high frequency of co‐occurring grammatical features which work together to convey the particular communicative purpose of the text type. This presentation shows how corpus‐linguistic methodology combines quantitative and qualitative analyses to determine what these grammatical features are and how they complement each other in the expression of the text type's specific communicative purpose. Awareness of such grammatical foundation of different text types is of utmost importance to language teachers and learners. The presentation closes with examples of practical applications in the teaching of writing.
TESOL, linguistics, corpus‐linguistic methodology, ESL, Transformations
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