A corpus-based study of the vocabulary of Macao tourism Chinese

Shan WANG, Huiting LUO

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Abstract

Tourism Chinese in Macao is different from that in other regions. The existing research on tourism Chinese courses, teaching materials, and vocabulary has not considered the language situation in Macao and is thus not fully applicable to Macao. Macao Tourism has unique features in its language use, tourism resources, and intangible culture. Therefore, there should be specifically designed materials based on Macao tourism Chinese. This study builds a small-scale corpus of Macao tourism Chinese and systematically analyzes the characteristics of its vocabulary through comparing it with A Syllabus of Vocabulary and Character Levels for Chinese Language Proficiency, The Tourism Chinese Vocabulary Handbook, and Mandarin Chinese of Mainland China. The outcomes of this study can not only benefit Macao tourism practitioners and learners, but also promote the development of Chinese for specific purposes. Copyright © 2019 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese for specific and professional purposes: Theory, pedagogical applications, and practices
EditorsHongyin TAO, Howard Hao-Jan CHEN
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages373-391
ISBN (Electronic)9789811395055
ISBN (Print)9789811395048
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Citation

Wang, S., & Luo, H. (2019). A corpus-based study of the vocabulary of Macao tourism Chinese. In H. Tao & H. H.-J. Chen (Eds.), Chinese for specific and professional purposes: Theory, pedagogical applications, and practices (pp. 373-391). Singapore: Springer.

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