Stance-Modal and Semi-Modal Verbs: A Corpus-Based Study

Authors

  • Khalida Yasmeen MS Scholar, Department of English, University of Sialkot, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Imran Nazeer MS Scholar, Department of English, University of Sialkot, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Khalil Ahmad Lecturer, Department of English, KIPS College, Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2022(6-IV)04

Keywords:

Concordance Use, Corpus-Based Approach, Frequency-Analysis, Semi-Modals, Stance Adverbs, Verbs

Abstract

This research examines the role of linguistic components in the chosen corpus in respect of written and spoken English. The main objective was to investigate the effectiveness in addressing and corpus-based examination of modal, semi-modal verbs, and stance adverbs. This is a way to better understand the proper use of modals. To conduct this study computational techniques and design were used. Using the quantitative approach, the data were quantified in various ways, including statistical analysis. Only ten Englishlanguage and linguistics publications were considered for inclusion in this study. AntConc 3.2.4. software was used to deal with the corpus. The study concludes the corpus analysis is a quick and helpful method for gaining significant linguistic insights. The frequency of modals varies from each other depending upon the writer’s use. The study suggests that one way to better understand the proper use of words is to scan corpora for explicit contexts and consult important books and dictionaries.

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Published

2022-12-31

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How to Cite

Yasmeen, K., Nazeer, I., & Ahmad, K. (2022). Stance-Modal and Semi-Modal Verbs: A Corpus-Based Study. Pakistan Social Sciences Review, 6(4), 30–40. https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2022(6-IV)04