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    • Adult learners' retention of collocations from exposure 

      Durrant, P.; Schmitt, N. (Sage Publications Ltd., 2010)
      Formulaic language is widely recognized to be of central importance to fluent and idiomatic language use. However, the mechanics of how formulaic language is acquired are not well understood. Some researchers (e.g. Nick ...
    • Formulaicity in an agglutinating language: the case of Turkish 

      Durrant, P. (De Gruyter Mouton, 2013)
      This study examines the extent to which complex inflectional patterns found in Turkish, a language with a rich agglutinating morphology, can be described as formulaic. It is found that many prototypically formulaic phenomena ...
    • A function-first approach to identifying formulaic language in academic writing 

      Durrant, P.; Mathews-Aydınlı, J. (2011)
      There is currently much interest in creating pedagogically-oriented descriptions of formulaic language. Research in this area has typically taken what we call a 'form-first' approach, in which formulas are identified as ...
    • To what extent do native and non-native writers make use of collocations? 

      Durrant, P.; Schmitt, N. (De Gruyter Mouton, 2009)
      Usage-based models claim that first language learning is based on the frequency-based analysis of memorised phrases. It is not clear though, whether adult second language learning works in the same way. It has been claimed ...