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formula

noun avenue, axiom, canon, code, expedient, fixed expression, form, formulary, maxim, method, mode, model, phrase, postulate, prescribed prooedure, prescription, principle, proposition, recipe, rubric, rule, standard, theorem, usage
Associated concepts: formula instruction
See also: arrangement, avenue, comment, criterion, directive, expedient, expression, form, guide, method, mode, phrase, prescription, principle, rule, system, usage
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In this section I define and discuss the concept of formulaic language in terms of conversational routines and I outline the importance of formulaic language in developing fluency in the target language.
The first chapter lays the foundations of the book, providing background on foundational theoretical perspectives and concepts of formulaic language.
Un paso mas adelante lo constituye el capitulo quinto, dedicado todo el a la memoria de traduccion probablemente mas popular de entre las disponibles en el mercado, Trados: <<The Treatment of Formulaic Expressions with SDL Trados>> (116-218).
In the same vein, Foster (2001), in a reexamination of findings reported in Foster and Skehan (1996), observed that under cognitively demanding conditions, her NS informants resorted to formulaic language, and when pressure eased they switched to the analytic mode to produce more syntactically complex language.
Here, we suspect, is what Baron really finds troubling--and he may be right--in the new SAT writing test: not that it's formulaic, but that it's deadeningly asocial and results in a monologue.
offers what seems to be the central thesis of the book: lqomeric ekphrasis is tied to non-formulaic language, but its effects may nevertheless only be properly understood in the formulaic context (p.
If there are 2 sets of actuarial requirements, 1 PBR and 1 formulaic, then it will be very difficult for the appointed actuary to certify that all states' requirements are being met, according to Graham.
The formulaic nature of the Angelus prayer offers a refreshing, mindless simplicity that allows us to be in the moment--God's moment--three times every day.
Harris's writing style often thumps along like a tired hooker; what's supposed to be sexy and intriguing ends up formulaic and predictable.
Gay op-ed pages abound with condemnations of the formulaic treatment we receive on television sitcoms, but any defense of the gay bookstore and the much wider array of representations it offers is weak at best.
More than just the usual formulaic show and tell, Holl's research into the possibilities of materials leads him to consider the evolving relationship between the practical and the phenomenological and between buildings and perception.
Considered individually, their composition is formulaic, and as a series they are weighed down by overweaning symbolism and lazily signaled mythical intimation.