Corpus de aprendiz & verbos modais:Avaliando a escrita de pesquisadores brasileiros em inglês

Viana, Vander (2007) Corpus de aprendiz & verbos modais:Avaliando a escrita de pesquisadores brasileiros em inglês. In: Textos e leituras. Publit, Rio de Janeiro, pp. 65-88. ISBN 9788577730414

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Abstract

Corpus-based studies allow researchers to investigate language in use and not models of language. Following the principles of Corpus Linguistics, this study aims at analyzing the modal verbs which are used by Brazilian researchers from the fields of Linguistics and Literature when writing scientific articles in English. To this end, a research corpus was compiled from 49 articles, totaling 208,614 tokens and 12,791 types. This study covers the usage of nine modal verbs - 'can', 'could', 'may', 'might', 'shall', 'should', 'will', 'would' and 'must'. The profile traced in this research is compared to the one by Biber et al. (1999) in their description of academic prose in the English language. The results indicate how close the writing of the two groups of subjects is, thus possibly indicating subjects' proficiency in English.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: corpus linguistics,english as a foreign language,modal verbs,learner corpus,academic prose,corpus analysis
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 12:30
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 23:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72241
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