The Analysis of Formulaic Sequences in English Editorials from the Perspective of Theme Theory
Huifeng Li, Yuanyuan Liu
Available Online August 2013.
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- English editorials, formulaic sequences, theme theory
- The value of formulaic sequences can never be over-estimated in second language acquisition. The present paper aims to analyze the distribution of different types of formulaic sequences in 30 randomly chosen English editorials from three modern English newspapers. The tool of the theme theory of Halliday is employed to reveal the distribution of these formulaic sequences in the theme/rheme of a sentence in English editorials. Among different categories, phrasal constraints dominate, followed by polywords and sentence builders. Formulaic sequences are of more value in theme than in rheme in English editorials in the writing and understanding of English editorials.
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TY - CONF AU - Huifeng Li AU - Yuanyuan Liu PY - 2013/08 DA - 2013/08 TI - The Analysis of Formulaic Sequences in English Editorials from the Perspective of Theme Theory BT - 2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 192 EP - 195 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.52 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.52 ID - Li2013/08 ER -