Relationship between English Majors’ Tendency to Use Modal Sequences and Time of Enrollment:A Corpus-based Study
Available Online July 2013.
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- modal sequences; modal sequence trends; deontic modality; epistemic modality; modal verbs teaching
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Shichun Qiu PY - 2013/07 DA - 2013/07 TI - Relationship between English Majors’ Tendency to Use Modal Sequences and Time of Enrollment:A Corpus-based Study BT - 2nd International Conference on Science and Social Research (ICSSR 2013) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icssr-13.2013.113 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icssr-13.2013.113 ID - Qiu2013/07 ER -