Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Science and Social Research (ICSSR 2013)

Relationship between English Majors’ Tendency to Use Modal Sequences and Time of Enrollment:A Corpus-based Study

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Shichun Qiu
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Available Online July 2013.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icssr-13.2013.113How to use a DOI?
Keywords
modal sequences; modal sequence trends; deontic modality; epistemic modality; modal verbs teaching
Abstract
Based on the result of the trends of modal sequences in Chinese English majors’ argumentation, this research focuses on the relationship between English majors’ tendency to use modal sequences and their time of enrollment. With the aid of corpus analysis, it reveals that the tendency to use modal verbs, whether epistemic or deontic, is not related to their enrollment time. This study subsequently provides reference to the understanding of how Chinese students acquire modal verbs and gives suggestions of how to teach modal verbs as well.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Science and Social Research (ICSSR 2013)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
July 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-75-8
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icssr-13.2013.113How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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