ON NON-NATIVE SPEAKER EMAIL COMMUNICATION FROM A REGISTER PERSPECTIVE (REDUCED VS FULL FORMS)
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The present article offers a register analysis of 57 informal emails produced by Czech learners of English of the intermediate level of proficiency. The register (lexical-grammatical) analysis builds upon Biber and Conrad (2009). First, the situational characteristics of the register are described. A number of lexical-grammatical features are subsequently examined. More specifically, the paper focuses on the use of full as well as short forms as features typical of written and spoken language. The results show and corroborate the assumption that both forms can be found in the pieces of writing under investigation.
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