Essays about: "COCA Corpus of Contemporary American English"

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  1. 1. “Ha ha ha. Looks like the case is closed, ha ha ha” A Corpus Study of Imitative Interjections in the English Language

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Sigrid Sundmark; [2020]
    Keywords : interjection; imitative interjection; onomatopoeia; spoken language; sound symbolism; semantics; linguistics; exclamative; comics; oh; hmm; aha.; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The focus of this bachelor’s essay is to investigate non-lexical interjections. In this study, imitative interjection proves to be an appropriate term for interjections such as mm-hmm and wow, with non-lexical properties distinguishing them from hey and yes. READ MORE

  2. 2. An Outline of the Semantic Network of the Preposition Up in American English : A Corpus Study

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Tais Fernandes Mariano; [2019]
    Keywords : Corpus Analysis; Semantic Networks; Preposition Up; American English; Second Language Learning;

    Abstract : In this study an outline is presented of the semantic network of the preposition up in American English in sentences extracted from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA), which was done to determine what the most common uses and meanings of the preposition are, as well as to determine if most of its possible meanings are concrete or abstract. The results show that there is a salient use and also prototypical meaning of up, and that these are major factors that impact the semantic network of the preposition. READ MORE

  3. 3. Acquiring low-frequency English vocabulary by contextual guessing amongst Swedish learners of English playing The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Joakim Johansson; [2019]
    Keywords : Digital games; education; game-based learning; language learning; vocabulary learning;

    Abstract : Video and computer game users are frequently stated as possessing a higher proficiency in English. In this study, 3 Swedish upper secondary school students from different programs played The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, a lovecraftian murder mystery game. READ MORE

  4. 4. A corpus-based study of Amplifiers in American English A study of the differences between amplifiers most frequently used in the different registers in the Corpus of Contemporary American English

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Arwa Alshaar; [2017-10-19]
    Keywords : Corpus linguistics; adverbs; amplifiers; boosters;

    Abstract : Abstract: This study aims at exploring the most frequently used amplifiers inAmerican English by using the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA).The focus is to investigate amplifiers with regard to two contextual factors known toaffect the use of amplifiers: amplifier type (both maximizers and boosters) andamplifiers used to intensify adjectives as it has been shown by several studies that mostamplifiers are used with adjectival heads. READ MORE

  5. 5. See how far we’ve come : A corpus study of the source metaphor JOURNEY

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur

    Author : Mohammad Miraz Hossain Khan; [2015]
    Keywords : conceptual metaphor theory; cognitive semantics; the source metaphor journey; teorin om konceptuella metaforer; kognitiv lingvistik; källmetaforen resa;

    Abstract : The present study is based on conceptual metaphor theory (CMT), which Lakoff and Johnson introduced in 1980. Data were taken from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA), and three phrases (a long road, bumpy road and fork in the road) were investigated, in order to see how far the conceptual metaphor theory can be corroborated using authentic data. READ MORE