Institute of Global Studies
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Africa and Asia Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
THE ACQUISITION OF A JAPANESE PRACTICAL
FORMULAIC SEQUENCES LIST FROM A CLOSED
CAPTION TV CORPUS
This paper describes the specific results of some statistical tests on data derived from our CCTV corpus to acquire a practical list of formulaic sequences in the corpus and confirmed the statistical significant distribution of target expressions in a specific genre of TV programs, from the results of chi-squared tests. We also investigate the characteristics of the acquired practical formulaic sequences that express communicative functions. The top 100 practical formulaic sequences for each genre are classified based on their characteristics. This paper also report the results of our analyses of the expression types of acquired formulaic sequences as key phrases for smooth communication.