Elma Kerz

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elma Kerz plays a role.


Neumann, Stella, Elma Kerz and Arndt Heilmann 2024 Chapter 8. Comparing contact effects in translation and second language writingConstraints on Language Variation and Change in Complex Multilingual Contact Settings, van Rooy, Bertus and Haidee Kotze (eds.), pp. 223–254 | Chapter
This chapter compares the role of the bilingual text production context in (second language) L2 writing and translation. Although both tasks involve activation of the two languages involved, their influence may differ. To explore this influence against the background of variation along the… read more
The aim of the present study is twofold: (1) to assess the degree of register flexibility in advanced second language (L2) learners of English and (2) to determine whether and to what extent this flexibility is impacted by inter-individual variability in experiential factors and personality… read more
Considerable variability has been observed in sentence comprehension abilities in both native speakers and second language (L2) learner populations. While it has long been established that, in native speakers, this variability is closely linked to individual differences (IDs) in verbal working… read more
Kerz, Elma 2012 The role of genre in information structuring in EnglishInformation Structure, Discourse Structure and Grammatical Structure, Defrancq, Bart, Gudrun Rawoens and Els Tobback (eds.), pp. 143–159 | Article
In a recent paper, Biber and Gray (2010) provide empirical evidence for the dramatic increase of compressed structures in English academic writing over the last 100 years. According to their corpus findings, the grammatical complexity of academic writing displays a phrasal rather than clausal… read more
Kerz, Elma and Florian Haas 2009 The aim is to analyze NP: The function of prefabricated chunks in academic textsFormulaic Language: Volume 1. Distribution and historical change, Corrigan, Roberta, Edith A. Moravcsik, Hamid Ouali and Kathleen Wheatley (eds.), pp. 97–116 | Chapter
In the present study we investigate the use and function of prefabricated chunks in academic writing by focusing on what we will term “research predicates”, i.e., high-frequency lexical items designating the research process with its key stages. We conducted a manual analysis of these predicates in… read more