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Li, Shun-ying – Online Submission, 2010
Problems in generating and organizing ideas, in coherence and language competence are common in non-English majors' writings, which decrease non-English majors' ability to use English as a tool to realize its pragmatic functions and meta-functions. The exam-centered objective, the product-oriented approach, the inefficient mode of instruction, the…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, English (Second Language), College Students, Writing Difficulties
Chen, Fang; Mei, Zhong-fang – Online Submission, 2010
This is a corpus-based research focusing on the high-frequency verb "keep" used by Chinese non-English majors and native speakers. The corpora involved in the paper are Brown which stands for native speakers, Students 3 and Students 4 in CLEC (Chinese Learner English Corpus) which stand for Chinese non-English majors. The paper tries to…
Descriptors: Verbs, Native Speakers, English, Nonmajors