Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13)

Modals in Chinese Senior High School Students’ Written English

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Shaoyun Long
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Available Online August 2013.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.27How to use a DOI?
Keywords
modals, overuse and underuse, Chinese senior high school students
Abstract
This study examines the characteristics of modal verbs used in ST2 from CLEC.2.Methods: keyness analysis: frequency of modal verbs used in ST2 from CLEC are unusually high in comparison with those in A Level from LOCNESS as a reference corpus, producing keywords. 3.Results: only the modal verb must which are introduced early in textbooks is overused by Chinese senior high students while would ,could ,should, will, can that are introduced comparatively late are underused,which shows that Chinese senior high students seldom use these modal verbs bearing the euphemistic meaning. And the paper gives some interpretations for such phenomena .
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2013
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978-90-78677-80-2
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.27How 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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