Proceedings of the 1 st International Conference on Information Technology and Education (ICITE 2020)

A Corpus-Linguistic Analysis of Phrasal Verbs in Philippine English

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Dandie C. Somoson
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Available Online 15 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.226How to use a DOI?
Keywords
corpus linguistics, philippine english, antconc, phrasal verbs, grammatical patterns, semantic features
Abstract

This study aimed at identifying the most commonly used phrasal verbs (PVs) of Philippine English, analyzing their grammatical patterns and semantic features, and designing sample activities for teaching PVs. This corpus-based research used the mixed method research design specifically the exploratory-qualitative paradigm. In analyzing the grammatical patterns of the most commonly used phrasal verbs, the summary of the grammatical patterns of PVs illustrated by Quirk et al. (1985) was used as a reference. In classifying the semantic features of the commonly used PVs, the three categories - the free, non-idiomatic, the semi-idiomatic, and the highly-idiomatic construction demarcated by Quirk et al (1985) were used as a reference for tagging and information. Findings revealed that the five most commonly used PVs of Philippine English were talk about, talk to, think of, think about, and come to which were more common in spoken texts. Although their grammatical patterns were generally in accordance with the major varieties of English, there also appeared unique patterns that may be distinct to Philippine English. Moreover, the semantic features of these five PVs were generally free, non-idiomatic construction which means that majority of the PVs only have literal meanings. Furthermore, the designed set of sample activities for teaching phrasal verbs was rated Very Satisfactory.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1 st International Conference on Information Technology and Education (ICITE 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
15 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-299-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.226How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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