This talk uses English and Chinese corpora to explore translation equivalents in Chinese of words/expressions on which research on semantic prosody had been undertaken in English and seeks to answer such questions as "Are semantic prosodies peculiar to English?", "Are the presence or absence of collocations in a language determined, to a degree, by the language's dependence on word order restrictions?".
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||37th British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference - King's College, London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 9 Sep 2004 → 11 Sep 2004
|Conference||37th British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference|
|Period||9/09/04 → 11/09/04|
McEnery, T., & Xiao, R. (2004). The use of corpora in the study of collocation and semantic prosody, exemplified through corpus data from English and Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented at 37th British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference, London, United Kingdom.