Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021)

Corpus Analysis of the Terms Denoting Covid-19

Authors
Lixin Xia1, Yun Xia2, *
1Center for Lexicographical Studies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou 510420, China
2Center for Linguistics and Foreign Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou 510420, China
*Corresponding author. Email: 200211103@oamail.gdufs.edu.cn
Corresponding Author
Yun Xia
Available Online 23 November 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.086How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Covid-19; Coronavirus; Corpus linguistics; Terminology; Lexicography
Abstract

This paper aims to look at the use of the terms denoting Covid-19 in English new media and the linguistic changes in the period of January 2020 to January 2021. A corpus-based methodology was adopted. From the Coronavirus Corpus, the relative frequency of seven terms was retrieved. They are Covid-19, covid, coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV-2, corona and rona. It was found that most of the terms have become more frequent in English news reports except the term coronavirus, corona and 2019-nCoV. Covid-19 and covid dominate news discourse. Furthermore, regional differences in the use of the Corvid-related terms have been observed in the corpus data. For example, rona is currently trending in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
23 November 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-464-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.086How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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