An Overview of Corpus-based Studies of Semantic Prosody

Changhu Zhang

Abstract


The study of semantic prosody (SP) is a brand new area in linguistic field. It has found great potential applications in dictionary compiling, translation, and second language acquisition etc. This paper reviews SP studies both in and out of China. Some related issues, such as definitions of SP, its origin, development and classification are discussed. Finally, its applications are reviewed.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v6n6p190

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