Presentation 1998/7/17
Linguistical Approach to English Journalisms of Japan, U.S. and U.K.
Hiromi BAN, Toby DEDERICK, Toru SUGATA, Takashi OYABU,
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Abstract(in English) These days as computers spread, mathematical and quantitative studies of languages have been increasingly carried on. In this study, we try to enduce the stylistical features of representative English newspapers of Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom. Frequency characteristics of character-appearance and word-appearance are investigated using a computer, which are approximated by an exponential function:y=c・exp(-bx). As a result, as for character-appearance, the values of coefficient b and c of an American newspaper are close to those of TIME and Newsweek, while Japanese and British newspapers have characteristics close to those of English textbooks for junior and senior high schools in Japan. On the other hand, in the case of word-appearrance, an English newspaper in Japan rather than that in Britain has features closer to TIME.
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Keyword(in English) Metrical linguistics / English style analysis / Statistical analysis
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Title (in English) Linguistical Approach to English Journalisms of Japan, U.S. and U.K.
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Keyword(1) Metrical linguistics
Keyword(2) English style analysis
Keyword(3) Statistical analysis
1st Author's Name Hiromi BAN
1st Author's Affiliation Toyama University of International Studies()
2nd Author's Name Toby DEDERICK
2nd Author's Affiliation Hokuriku University
3rd Author's Name Toru SUGATA
3rd Author's Affiliation Kanazawa College of Economics
4th Author's Name Takashi OYABU
4th Author's Affiliation Kanazawa College of Economics
Date 1998/7/17
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Volume (vol) vol.98
Number (no) 179
Page pp.pp.-
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