The Use of Connectors in Writing a Paragraph

López Gaitan, Alba Javiera and García Cruz, Eveling Raquel and Martínez González, María Magdalena (2021) The Use of Connectors in Writing a Paragraph. Otra thesis, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua.

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This research is aimed to analyze the uses of connectors in written paragraphs, due to the fact that the cohesion of a text depends on the adequate use of these linguistic elements. As far as the communicative nature of writing is concerned, cohesion is regarded as an essential textual component both in creating organized texts and rendering the content comprehensible to the reader. Much of this research has focused on text cohesion, so that an important topic in writing research has been the use of cohesive features. Many researchers have explored the connection between the use of cohesive devices and the quality of writing. To gain more insight into this area, this study reviewed some studies focusing on the use of the most common connectors. Moreover, the analysis of collected data from researchers has shown that the connectors overused by students in their paragraphs were: and, so, because. Also, we found that students used connectors in a wrong way because they don’t know the function of each one. It’s difficulty that tell us that the use of connectors influence in the quality of writing, for instance, the findings were obtained by applying a survey for students, a teacher interview and by asking the students to write a descriptive composition. To this end, this study uses corpus linguistics as a framework carry out under the classification of Halliday and Hasan, to investigate how students use connectors when writing paragraphs. Moreover, the study should help raise awareness of various types and uses of connectors and their roles in creating textual cohesion, thus producing effective written texts

Item Type: Thesis (Otra)
Información Adicional: Seminario-(Licenciadas en Ciencias de la Educación con mención en Inglés)-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua SM EIN 378.242 Lop 2021
Palabras Clave Informales: Inglés-Enseñanza-Metodología, Inglés-Estrategias y técnicas, Inglés-Escritura, Párrafos-Ejercicios de redacción
Materias: 300 Ciencias sociales > 370 Educación
400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo > 421 Sistemas de escritura y fonología ingleses
Depositing User: Lic Valeria Rivera
Date Deposited: 27 May 2021 17:42
Last Modified: 27 May 2021 17:42


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