Abstract：On the basis of Halliday’s theme-rheme theory, this paper presents a corpus-based comparative study of characteristics of different theme structures in English newspapers and editorials. Firstly, the English news corpus and editorial corpus are compiled and POS-tagged, and secondly the POS-tagged texts are further processed so that different types of theme structure can be counted and classified. Then the results are analyzed qualitatively. In addition, sample news texts and editorials are taken from the two corpora and used for analysis of characteristics of different themes either in the clauses stating facts or in the clauses expressing opinions. This research is a new attempt in applying corpus linguistics approach to the study of functional linguistics.
陈建生,徐文慧.. 英语报纸新闻与社论主位结构的比较[J]. 辽宁工程技术大学学报(社会科学版), 2016, 18(3): 354-.
CHEN Jiansheng, XU Wenhui.. A corpus-based comparative study of thematic structures of English newspaper news and editorials. Journal of Liaoning Technical University), 2016, 18(3): 354-.