A Corpus-Based Investigation on Mongolian Students’ Writing in English



This thesis, based on related principles and theory of linguistics, makes an analysis of Mongolian students’ writing problems by using the methods of contrastive analysis, error analysis and discourse analysis. The study is made based on the automated scoring system of writing in China. With the evaluation of the automated scoring system, and the teacher’s assessment of Mongolian students’ writing, an example of discourse analysis is made afterwards. After that, a discussion of Mongolian students’ writing from the perspectives of their way of thinking and cultural differences is followed. Through this study, the relation between language, thought and culture is discussed. The author aims to get an overall knowledge of students’ writing abilities and put forward some useful suggestions to improve Mongolian students’ writing skills.


English writing; Discourse analysis; language transfer; Culture differences

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