Phrasal Verbs in Mechanical Engineering Discourse: A Case Study

Aida Tarabar, Azra Hadžić


Countless research studies have been carried out covering a wide range of aspects associated with phrasal verbs. However, little has been done when it comes to phrasal verbs in the mechanical engineering discourse, more so in the ESP teaching in the B/C/S context. This paper was aimed at investigating the role of phrasal verbs in the technical discourse, identifying the most frequent phrasal verbs within the mechanical engineering register, and determining the level of familiarity with such structures among the students at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Zenica.


ESP teaching; engineering discourse; phrasal verbs: one-word equivalent; phrasal verb avoidance tendency

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