August 11, 2000 (Preliminary Report)

2.  Working Hypothesis
In conducting the experiment, the author had the following hypothesis whose validity he wanted to prove: that the BLC Concordancer is an effective tool for writing for non-native learners/users of English for business purposes (EBP) in improving the overall quality of the messages they write in English in that, if used properly, it will significantly reduce the number of linguistic surface errors which are otherwise prominent in and characteristics of most "interlanguage" written messages.