A Computer Corpus-based Study of FOREIGN in English Newspapers and its Pedagogical Implications
Fei Deng 1 * , Xiang Li 2
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1 School of Foreign Studies, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, CHINA2 English Department, Guangdong Police College, Guangzhou, CHINA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

This study adopts the methodology of corpus-based analysis and Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis (CIA) and uses two corpora (Chinese English Newspapers Corpus and American English Newspapers Corpus) as the source of data to make an empirical study on the use of the word, foreign. Major findings show that firstly Chinese English newspapers tend to overuse foreign and collocations of foreign are more diversified in Chinese English newspapers than those in native English newspapers, and secondly Chinese English newspapers focus on the neutral sense of foreign while neglecting its derogative meanings. Based on the above findings, pedagogical implications have been stated at last.

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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, Volume 13, Issue 10, October 2017, 6799-6806

https://doi.org/10.12973/ejmste/78278

Publication date: 04 Oct 2017

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