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A Study on the Correlation Analysis between Formulaic Sequences and Written Production Quality by L2 Learners of Chinese
Peking University, China
Formulaic sequence is a kind of prefabricated language structure which cannot be analyzed and inferred by grammatical rules, and its internal meaning is highly solidified and it appears frequently. At present, there are still many inconsistencies in the research of psychological processing and written production of formulaic sequences. This study focuses on the impact of formulaic sequence on the production of written texts by L2 learners of Chinese. The research used written production of second language learners to analyze the correlation between formulaic sequence and text quality. Through the correlation analysis between the attributes of the written formulaic sequence and the holistic proficiency rating system of CAFIC, this research shows that there is a significantly positive correlation between the formulaic sequence and the fluency, idiomaticity and coherence of the text. The ratio and coverage of formulaic sequences in L2 learners’ written texts can effectively measure whether the written language is similar to that of native speakers.
L2 learners of Chinese, formulaic sequences, written production, text quality, correlation analysis