Modals in Chinese Senior High School Students’ Written English
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- modals, overuse and underuse, Chinese senior high school students
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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TY - CONF AU - Shaoyun Long PY - 2013/08 DA - 2013/08 TI - Modals in Chinese Senior High School Students’ Written English BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 100 EP - 103 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.27 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.27 ID - Long2013/08 ER -