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n Lexikos - The corpora of China English : implications for an EFL dictionary for Chinese learners of English

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-4904
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0039
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Abstract

The localization of the English language in China has brought about a distinctive English variety which has come to be known as China English. Recently, several corpora of China English have been or are being built; these will help us to identify the established linguistic features of this variety, and should greatly facilitate the compilation of an English dictionary for Chinese learners of English who operate in Chinese cultural contexts and need to refer to China-specific concepts and phenomena. This paper briefly introduces China English corpora in terms of their principles, components and current status, and explores their potential application to lexicographi-cal projects in terms of lemma selection and inclusion, definition extraction, and glossing and labeling systems.

Die korpora van China-Engels: Implikasies vir 'n EVT-woor-deboek vir Chinese aanleerders van Engels. Die lokalisering van die Engelse taal in China het 'n eiesoortige Engelse variëteit tot stand gebring wat as China-Engels bekend geword het. Onlangs is of word verskeie korpora van China-Engels saamgestel; dit sal ons help om die gevestigde taalkundige kenmerke van hierdie variëteit te identifiseer, en dit behoort die samestel-ling van 'n Engelse woordeboek vir Chinese aanleerders van Engels wat binne die Chinese kultu-rele kontekste optree en wat moet verwys na konsepte en verskynsels spesifiek tot China grootliks te vergemaklik. Hierdie artikel stel kortliks China-Engelse korpora bekend volgens hul beginsels, komponente en huidige status, en ondersoek hul moontlike toepassing op leksikografiese projekte rakende lemmaseleksie en -insluiting, die onttrekking van definisies en stelsels vir glossering en etikettering.

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2018-09-20

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