Corpus tasks at discourse level

 

 

 

Task 3

·             The demonstrative pronoun 'This' is one of the cohesive devices frequently used as reference in academic writings. Observe the two concordance lists in learners and experts Introduction section and decide if 'This' is used to refer to an item at phrasal level or clausal level. Generalize patterns from your observations.

 

 

Concordance 'This' in Learners Introduction

 

 

Concordance 'This' in Experts Introduction