A Corpus-Linguistic Analysis of Phrasal Verbs in Philippine English
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- corpus linguistics, philippine english, antconc, phrasal verbs, grammatical patterns, semantic features
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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TY - CONF AU - Dandie C. Somoson PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/15 TI - A Corpus-Linguistic Analysis of Phrasal Verbs in Philippine English BT - Proceedings of the 1 st International Conference on Information Technology and Education (ICITE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 135 EP - 140 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.226 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201214.226 ID - Somoson2020 ER -