A large-scale longitudinal study of syntactic complexity development in EFL writing: A mixed-effects model approach
This study examined the longitudinal development of syntactic complexity with a large-scale corpus of EFL (English as a foreign language) compositions written by the same group of 1081 intermediate Chinese university students over a time span of four consecutive semesters in two academic years.
Syntactic complexity in adapted extracurricular reading materials
This study examined the syntactic complexity in adapted extracurricular reading texts at five difficulty levels based on five machine learning algorithms.
How tick list sustainability distracts from actual sustainable action: the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The United Nations ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ lays out 17 Sustainable Development Goals to address a range of global issues related to the future of the planet and human well-being.
Qualitative Research Using Social Media 1st edition
Written in a clear and accessible manner with current social media examples throughout, the book provides a step-by-step overview of a range of qualitative methods. These are presented in clear ways to show how to analyze many different types of social media content, including language and visual content such as memes, gifs, photographs, and film clips.
Representations of Naya Pakistan: A corpus-based study of Pakistani media discourses
The study investigates how Pakistani media discourses represented the populist political rhetoric of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) between 2016 and 2018.
The image of the Chinese government in the English translations of Report on the Work of the Government: a corpus-based study
Drawing on a corpus-based methodology and Fairclough’s approach to critical discourse analysis, this article examines the image of the Chinese government constructed in the English translations of Report on the Work of the Government released by the Chinese government from 2000 to 2021.
Discourses on Islamic Refugees in the South Korean News: A Corpus-Based Approach
Considering the manner in which Korean news outlets express different socio-political positions by way of framing and re-constructing news, this study examines the extent to which Muslim refugees are framed and represented in major newspapers—Hankyoreh on the political left and Chosun Ilbo on the right—between January and November in 2018, when the issue of Muslim refugees received unprecedented attention in Korea.
Adjectives and adverbs in life sciences across 50 years: implications for emotions and readability in academic texts
The present study aims to investigate if the articles in life sciences have become more cluttered and less readable across the past 50 years in terms of the use of adjectives and adverbs.
A semantic typology of location, existence, possession and copular verbs: areal patterns of polysemy in Mainland East and Southeast Asia
This study is based on a sample of 116 languages from the Mainland East and Southeast Asian linguistic area. Its first objective is to examine four distinct synchronic patterns of areal polysemy, created by the semantic domains of copular, locative, existential and possessive verbs and the constructions they form.
Xu Hongzhi, Jiang Menghan, Lin Jingxia and Chu-Ren Huang
This article presents a classification and clustering based study to account for the differences among five Chinese light verbs (congshi, gao, jiayi, jinxing, and zuo) as well as their variations in Mainland China Mandarin (ML) and Taiwan Mandarin (TW).
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