Corpus tasks at discourse level

 

 

Task 2

 

·           Two modal verbs ‘Can’ and ‘May’ are found in the top-50 lists above; the former in the learners’ corpus and the latter in the exert corpus. Compare the two concordance lists below and identify the differences between them.

 

Concordance ‘Can’ in Learners

 

 

Concordance ‘May’ in Experts