A Corpus-Based Comparative Study of Lexical Bundles in PhD Dissertation Abstracts in Physical Sciences and Arts and Humanities



This study aims to analyze Phd theses abstracts in terms of the frequency and function of lexical bundles. A corpus of of the PhD thesis abstracts collections in FLAX in the field of Physical Sciences and Arts and Humanities were compared. A linguistic analysis of the bundles shows that the lexical bundles found in the sub-corpus of Physical Sciences included more clausal elements and subordination, while bundles used in PhD thesis abstracts of Arts and Humanities were more phrasal in nature. 


Lexical bundle; Multi-word expressions; Abstracts; Corpus linguistics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11564


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