The present paper is an exploratory study on the use of referring expressions in oral narratives produced by language learners of Spanish as a second language. The aim is to explore which referring expressions appear most frequently in language learners’ oral productions. By comparing their results with the narratives produced by a control group of Spanish native participants, we want to shed light on the differences and particularities in the use of these cohesive expressions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInput a Word, Analyse the World: Selected Approaches to Corpus Linguistics
EditorsFrancisco Alonso Almeida, Ivalla Ortega Barrera, Elena Quintana Toledo, Margarita Sanchez Cuervo
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages415-424
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-4438-8513-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Research areas

  • reference, accessibility, Spanish as a second language

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