IJLLL 2019 Vol.5(3): 148-152 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2019.5.3.218

Phrasal Verbs in English Textbooks Used in China’s High School: A Multicorpus-Based Analysis

Wenting Yang
Abstract—Phrasal verbs (PV) are frequently used by native speakers of English. As a result, it is critical to include PVs in teaching routine to prepare students to be fluent English speakers. However, PVs are very difficult to teach due to their polysemic nature. In order to find out if China’s textbooks contain enough frequently-used PVs, the essay compares PVs in China’s textbooks with those in British National Corpus (BNC) and Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA).

Index Terms—Corpus, English, phrasal verbs, textbook.

Wenting Yang is with Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (e-mail: weyang@tcd.ie).

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Cite: Wenting Yang, "Phrasal Verbs in English Textbooks Used in China’s High School: A Multicorpus-Based Analysis," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 148-152, 2019.

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