‘Foreigners’ in the Taiwan Press

foreigners

Recently, I’ve started looking at a corpus constructed of texts taken from a Taiwanese English language newspaper, which were published over a one year period that contained the ‘foreigner’. The results so far have been quite interesting. Here’s an extract of what I’ve been looking at:

concordance line

When I looked at the collocates of ‘foreigners’, I found the following:

collocates of foreigners

I found this list quite interesting. HIV is a theme of a prominent discourse within the corpus. On further study of the concordance lines, I found many examples of writers discussing the issue that foreigners diagnosed with HIV are deported from the island.

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