A corpus-based study of modal verbs in academic writing of English native speakers and Saudis
作者: Eman Saleh Akeel
刊名: Arab World English Journal, 2020(243)
来源数据库: Arab Society of English Language Studies
DOI: 10.24093/awej/th.243
原始语种摘要: This study is a corpus-based analysis of modal verbs in the English academic writing of Saudi Arabian advanced learners whose mother tongue is Arabic. The aim of this study is to develop a better understanding of the uses of modal verbs in academic writing by non-native speakers of English as compared with native speakers. The writing analyzed is a corpus created from Master of Arts (MA) dissertations. The study compares the use of modal verbs by these writers with that of the writing of native speakers of British English using the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus. The results show that the category of modal verbs is generally underused by Saudi writers when compared with native speaker writers. An exception occurs with the modal should which was the only modal verb found to...
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  • English 英语英国的英国人的英语的
  • modal 模态
  • writing 记录
  • corpus 基金的本金
  • native 国产的
  • academic 科学院的
  • Arabic 阿拉伯数字
  • language 语言
  • tongue 岩舌
  • demonstrated 探明的储量