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The Study of Semantic Prosody in the Military Power of the People’s Republic of China Based on Corpus

Author: YangYin
Tutor: YuBaiXiang
School: National University of Defense Science and Technology
Course: Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords: China Military Power Report British National Corpus Corpus Collocation Semantic prosody Colligation
CLC: H315
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2010
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Abstract


In recent years, with the development of corpus linguistics and matured, many domestic and foreign linguists from different angles of corpus linguistics research, semantic prosody (semantic prosody) the rise in recent years, the subject of the Corpus Linguistics. The Corpus Research shows that the behavior of lexical items with semantic trends: some lexical items will attract a class have the same semantic features of lexical items constitute a match. Due to the high frequency of co-occurrence of these words have the same semantic features of items with keywords entry text, which is to be \The class joins (colligation) collocation is an important concept in the study, the combination of grammatical categories, it is able to study in the syntax level semantic prosody. Class joins term is also the first time in 1957 by the Firth. Colligation is an abstract representation of the category of the word combination, with the concrete implementation of the class join. In other words Colligation collocations occur in grammatical structure and framework. Domestic and foreign scholars in recent years gradually in-depth study the semantic rhyme and class joins, and found that the differences in the characteristics in the field of language teaching, vocabulary, learning, news language. However, almost no one noticed the semantic rhyme in the military field and Colligation use, at home and abroad in the military text semantic prosody and colligation basic blank. China Military Power Report, the English called the Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People's Republic of China. Specific Sponsor is the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), is the United States since the beginning of 2000 so far once a year (except outside 2001) \The first \\The report has a certain authority, not objective, but some of the contents of the report with the use of the some collocations structure, the formation of a negative semantic prosody, veiled expression to native speakers of a theory unjust point of view, so as to \In this thesis is a corpus-based empirical research, to Hoey semantic prosody and discourse class coupling theory is based on the purpose of the study on Chinese military power report \This paper collected from 2002-2009 during the eight years of \found that the key words in the text of the military. The purpose of this study is to explore the the American purpose behind the use of the semantic rhyme and Colligation and its to establish the impact of the international image of the Chinese army, and retrieved 481 Keywords, China and Taiwan topped the list. Based on the above two reasons, the study will focus on with China and Taiwan with high-frequency words, such as emerge, and against, the reference to the object, explore its semantic prosody and colligation mode and explore its intention to the British National Corpus. The major findings are: (1) the existence of the U.S. military's \; (3) negative semantic prosody of the use of certain words, the U.S. military intent to promote the \The research for the study of semantic prosody provides a new perspective and research methods to supplement the study of the semantic rhyme in military discourse, thus enriching the theory of semantic prosody research; This study mining the semantic rhyme in military discourse comprehension practical applications, the development of the semantic prosody of empirical research; this study on the vigilance of military discourse in the language in the formation of the misconceptions and establish strategies to deal with the U.S. media warfare are enlightening; study on the future of our military foreign speech, establish a good international image has a certain significance.

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