High Frequency Key Words in Tourism English in Newspapers: A Corpus-Based Approach


Tourism English is a new approach in the field of English for Specific (ESP) and it has its own linguistics style. The aim of the current study is to analyze the most frequent and important vocabulary in the area of tourism. The data are extracted from a small corpus amounting of 246,601 words, compiled from newspaper online in tourism section of Thailand and the program “WordSmith Tool” was used to analyze in this corpus. In the analysis, the vocabularies were analyzed and identified the key words that were most likely to occur in tourism term. The findings revealed that the most frequently used in the corpus are more nouns and the most five frequent tourism key words were “tourism”, “million”, “travel”, “government”, and “hotel”. It is hoped that this study could enhance the study of tourism English and support learning of tourism English.

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Chattraporn Junnak, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Thailand
Ladawan Juajamsai, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Thailand

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Conference: ACAH2017
Stream: Humanities - Language, Linguistics

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