This study investigates English online news reports completed by undergraduate ESL journalism students from a university in Hong Kong between 2008 and 2001. The news reports include interviews and feature articles of mostly events and people on campus and in the local community. Students posted the news on a course weblog using information from a three minute radio or video version they had produced. To examine the writing of these campus reports, a corpus of 250,000 words from 557 news articles was built. The foci of the study include the analysis of the semantic fields and linguistic features such as the use of adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions, nominalization, prepositions and verbs (attributive verbs, modal verbs and strong verbs). Professional news reports of similar topics were gathered from two leading English newspapers, the Standard and the South China Morning Post published in Hong Kong to form a reference corpus.
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2014|
|Event||17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA): One World | Many Languages - Australia, Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 10 Aug 2014 → 15 Aug 2014
|Conference||17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA)|
|Abbreviated title||AILA World Congress 2014|
|Period||10/08/14 → 15/08/14|
|Other||The International Association of Applied Linguistics|