Dissertation > Language, writing > FOREIGN > English > Language teaching

Corpus-based Chinese English Majors Spoken Discourse Marker So the use of research

Author LiWeiWei
Tutor ChenYongJie
School Shanghai Jiaotong University
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Discourse marker Metapragmatic awareness Corpus so
CLC H319
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Discourse marker is a common linguistic phenomenon, mainly in discourse comprehension and constraints play a guiding role. With further research and extension, linguists, including so including research by discourse markers \Currently on Chinese learners of English discourse marker studies to describe learner discourse markers misuse based. And one of the few to explore the reasons for the purpose of misuse of research, but also tend to define the level of blame language, pragmatic and situational anxiety surface migration reasons, there are few studies from the meta-pragmatic awareness of the reasons for the misuse depth study . This study describes Chinese English Majors in spoken discourse marker so on the use of native speakers with distinction from the language level, migration, and pragmatic perspective scenario anxiety misuse of Chinese learners of English discourse markers the main reason, and trying to angle from the meta-pragmatic awareness explain the underlying causes of misuse in order to indicate their Chinese university English teaching role. In this study Chinese learners of English Corpus SECCL2.0 the third part of a learner corpus, the British National Corpus BNC spoken in the interview portion of the font as a comparison corpus, the two comparative studies, qualitative and quantitative analysis through a combination method, the following conclusions: First, Chinese English learners so as to frequency of use of discourse markers was significantly lower than native speakers. Secondly, when so as a non-discourse markers appear when compared with native speakers, Chinese English learners tend to use too few conjunctions so, and when so as a discourse marker appears, Chinese English learners tend excessive use of filler words adverbs so and so. The reasons are mainly the following: First Chinese English learner level remains to be improved; Second scenario anxiety may affect the learner's level of play in the test should be increased peacetime exercises opportunity to conduct scenario simulations; Third, the learner discourse markers is often misused form of native speakers Metapragmatic Consciousness. This study not only has implications for textbook writers, foreign language teaching has some inspiration, help teachers of English learners better grasp the problems and remedy accordingly in teaching English learners develop and improve the ability to use discourse markers .

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