Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Social Sciences and Big Data Application (ICSSBDA 2020)

A Corpus-Based Study on Chinese College Students’ Application ability of Conjunctive Adverbs in English Writing

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Chunping Nan
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201030.011How to use a DOI?
Keywords
corpus, English writing, conjunctive adverbs, English majors
Abstract
This paper aims to explore a data-driven teaching model based on massive information input and be suitable for students’ independent learning, then improve the situation of limited information resources in traditional English writing classes. In this paper, self-built text corpora and AntConc, a retrieval tool is used to compare and analyze the usage of conjunctive adverbs between English majors in Northeast Petroleum University and British college students with English as their mother tongue in English Writing so as to improve Chinese Students’ ability to apply conjunctive adverbs in writing. The results showed that the students of Northeast Petroleum University had a strong awareness of using different kinds of conjunctive adverbs to help realize the smooth connection of text content, especially the usage of conjunctive adverbs related to enumeration, addition, comparision, concession, results and inference. However, compared with British students, they utilized less conjunctive adverbs displaying appositive and transitional relationship but more summary conjunctive adverbs.
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AU  - Chunping Nan
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/11/02
TI  - A Corpus-Based Study on Chinese College Students’ Application ability of Conjunctive Adverbs in English Writing
BT  - Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Social Sciences and Big Data Application (ICSSBDA 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 46
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SN  - 2352-5398
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