The Contribution of Lexical Modal in Facing Industrial Revolution 4.0 for Teaching English Language Based on Corpus Linguistics

  • Deden Novan Setiawan Nugraha 1Faculty of Business and Management, Widyatama University, Bandung
  • Oktora Yogi Sari
  • Nugi Mohammad Nugraha Faculty of Business and Management, Widyatama University, Bandung
  • Maun Jamaludin Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Pasundan University, Bandung
Keywords: Lexical Modal, Industrial Revolution 4.0, Teaching English Corpus Linguistics.


The corpus is an authentic collection of texts, both written and
transcript of conversations in large numbers that are stored electronically. The
corpus has often been used in various areas of linguistics research. Includes
translation, forensic linguistics, discourse analysis, teaching and so on. The
advantage of the corpus is easy to access and corpus-based analysis can be made
quantitatively generalized. In teaching, the corpus can be a source that provides
descriptive data about how language is used that can be used by teachers or
students as a medium to find evidence or confirm their intuition about the
knowledge of a language. One of the uses of the corpus in pedagogy is lexical
modal. The results of this research have implications that the use of the corpus is
very beneficial for encourage students to learn independently because it can be
accessed anywhere. However, the amount of language information that we can
get from the corpus may not be fully suitable for all levels of students.