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《Science & Technology Vision》 2014-11
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On Personal Pronouns and Interaction in Spoken English of Chinese Learners

More and more discourse analysts have become greatly interested in the study of spoken English. And large – scale spoken English corpus provides new approaches and perspectives for the study. This research investigates the use of the personal pronouns, I and you, in spoken English corpora of Chinese learners and makes a comparison between English major students and non-English major students. The purpose is to explore the characteristics of Chinese learners' use of personal pronouns and its relationship with interaction. In conclusion, this research shows that the personal pronouns, I and you, have great similarities and differences in terms of frequency, referents and discourse functions between English majors and non-English majors. And the frequency of the personal pronouns used by Chinese learners is closely related with interaction.
【CateGory Index】: H319
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