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中文論文名稱 台灣高中英文課本動詞片語與慣用語搭配之分析探討
英文論文名稱 An Exploration of the Idioms and Phrasal Verbs in Senior High School Textbooks in Taiwan
校院名稱 淡江大學
系所名稱(中) 英文學系碩士班
系所名稱(英) Department of English
學年度 104
學期 2
出版年 105
研究生中文姓名 丘瑪拉
研究生英文姓名 Marla Jean Hill
學號 601110611
學位類別 碩士
語文別 英文
口試日期 2015-06-02
論文頁數 120頁
口試委員 指導教授-蔡瑞敏
委員-羅艾琳
委員-歐冠宇
中文關鍵字 動詞片語  慣用語  搭配詞  COCA  口說英語 
英文關鍵字 Phrasal verbs  Idioms  Collocations  COCA  Spoken English 
學科別分類 學科別人文學語言文學
中文摘要 本研究探討遠東高中英文讀本一至四冊裡的232個動詞片語和慣用語,以檢驗它們與COCA語料庫裡真實英語的契合度。中英文定義的差異以及例句都經過審查,以了解這些例句是否能反映口說語料的典型度。

本研究使用質性與量化雙重方法分析動詞片語與慣用語的頻率,然後找出頻率達500及以上者做進一步定義與例句的分析。

本研究顯示:在受檢的232個動詞片語與慣用語當中,就整體語料而言,90%落在頻率0-9,999,10%落在25,000-159,999之間。就口說語料而言,87%的動詞片語與慣用語落在0-4,999,13%落在5,000-59,999。由此可見,遠東高中英文讀本中大部分動詞片語和慣用語並非最常出現在COCA語料庫中。

在所有受檢的232個動詞片語與慣用語當中,有125個達到頻率500及以上;有25個定義或例句或搭配詞發現有問題,因而接受更仔細的審查。本研究顯示:教科書中不完整或不正確的定義、例句或搭配詞用來教導學生,容易造成英語的混淆及錯誤。
英文摘要 This study explores 232 phrasal verbs and idioms in Volumes 1 through 4 of the Far East English Reader for Senior High Schools textbooks to determine the extent they conform to authentic use of English according to the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA). Definitions were examined for discrepancies between the Chinese and English definitions, and sample sentences were examined to determine if the usage reflected their typicality in the spoken corpus.

A mixed qualitative/quantitative approach was used to analyze the frequency of the phrasal verbs and idioms, and those with a frequency of 500 and above were then identified for further analysis of definitions and sample sentences.

The study reveals that of the 232 phrasal verbs and idioms examined, 90% have a frequency range of 0-9,999 for the corpus overall, with 10% falling within the ranges of 25,000 to 159,999. For the spoken corpus, 87% of the phrasal verbs and idioms fall within the range of 0-4,999, with 13% occurring within the 5,000 to 59,999 ranges; therefore, the majority of the phrasal verbs and idioms are not the most frequently occurring in the COCA.

In all there were 125 phrasal verbs and idioms with a frequency of 500 and above. Twenty-five were determined to have problems with definitions, sample sentences, or collocations and were examined in more detail. The study reveals that incomplete or incorrect definitions, sample sentences, or collocations are presented to students in textbooks, leading to confusion and inaccuracies in English.
論文目次 ABSTRACT i
ACKNOWLEGEMENTS iii
TABLE OF CONTENTS iv
LIST OF FIGURES vi
LIST OF TABLES vii

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
1.1 Background and Motivations 1
1.2 Purpose of the Study 4
1.3 Research Questions 5
1.4 Significance of the Study 5
1.5 Organization of the Thesis 6

CHAPTER 2 Literature Review
2.1 Introduction 7
2.2 The Important Role of Vocabulary in Learning English
2.2.1 Collocations as Related to Word Knowledge 9
2.2.1.1 Definitions 9
2.2.1.2 Importance of Collocations 11
2.2.2 Idiomatic and Formulaic Language 13
2.2.3 Importance of the Sample Sentences 14
2.3 Vocabulary Pedagogy in Taiwan
2.3.1 Importance of Textbooks 17
2.3.2 Contents of the Far East English Reader for Senior High Schools 18
2.3.3 Importance of the Definitions 19
2.3.4 Comparison with Online Bilingual Dictionary 23

CHAPTER 3 Methodology
3.1 Methodology 27
3.2 Materials 31
3.3 Instrument 32
3.4 Frequency Counts 33
3.6 Summary 34

CHAPTER 4 Results
4.1 Overall Frequency Counts of the Idioms and Phrasal Verbs 35
4.2 Frequency Count in Spoken English 37
4.3 Examination of English and Chinese Definitions and Collocates 38
4.4 Summary 54

CHAPTER 5 Discussions and Conclusion
5.1 The First Three Chapters Reviewed 55
5.3 Pedagogical implications 60
5.4 Limitations 61
5.5 Suggestions for Further Research 62

References 64
Appendices 74
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