International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEME Vol.2, No.3, Mar. 2012

Corpus-based Study on Cultural Values in EFL Coursebooks from the Perspective of Social Roles

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Qiuhong Hu

Index Terms

Social Roles; Cultural Values; EFL Coursebooks; Corpus


The present study makes a comparison of social roles reflected in two series of EFL coursebooks published before and after a new round of curriculum reform started from 2001 in China by means of corpus. The purpose is to explore the cultural values embedded in EFL coursebooks, particularly shown in three aspects of social roles, namely gender, race and age. The results show that after the curriculum reform there are some obvious changes of EFL coursebooks in presenting social roles, but there is still room for further improvement.

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Qiuhong Hu,"Corpus-based Study on Cultural Values in EFL Coursebooks from the Perspective of Social Roles", IJEME, vol.2, no.3, pp.14-24, 2012.


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