From Language to Multimodality - New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning - Carys Jones

From Language to Multimodality - New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning - Carys Jones

11 The expression of Experiential meaning in EFL students’ texts: an analysis of secondary school recounts

From Language to Multimodality - New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning - Carys Jones

Ana Martín-Úriz
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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Rachel Whittaker
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Susana Murcia
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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Karina Vidal
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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In this chapter, the authors analyse evolving language systems in a corpus of recounts written by Spanish pre-university students of English. Learners’ language, or interlanguage, has been defined by Selinker (1972, 1992) as the result of learners’ attempts to reach the target system as they use the language, that is, while trying to fulfil the experiential and social functions of language. One important area in the study of interlanguage that has not been fully addressed is the question of how language learners acquire the different discourse types, or genres, of the target language.

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Martín-Úriz, Ana; Whitaker, Rachel; Murcia, Susana; Vidal, Karina. 11 The expression of Experiential meaning in EFL students’ texts: an analysis of secondary school recounts. From Language to Multimodality - New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 209 - 230 Dec 2008. ISBN 9781845539115. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21987. Date accessed: 15 May 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21987. Dec 2008

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