Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020, Page: 100-107
Research Hotspots and Frontiers of Language Studies in China in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative —— Bibliometrics Analysis Based on CiteSpace
Chen Xi, English Language and Literature, the School of Translation Studies, Shandong University, Weihai, China
Received: Apr. 2, 2020;       Accepted: Apr. 20, 2020;       Published: May 12, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20200803.12      View  108      Downloads  66
The Belt and Road Initiative was proposed in 2013, which develops economic partnerships with countries along the route actively, and builds a community of shared future, interests and responsibility, borrowing the historical symbol of the ancient Silk Road. Language plays an important role in serving the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative. Therefore, by means of bibliometrics analysis, the research tool, CiteSpace, was used to analyze the annual output, authors, keywords, institutes, and hotspots of 1430 papers related to the field of language studies in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative by CNKI database from 2014 to 2018. This paper adopts research methods of co-word analysis and co-word cluster analysis, and more specially, uses research yield analysis, cooperation diagrams analysis and strategic diagram analysis methods. The aim of this research is to sort out the relevant research comprehensively and systematically, outline the overall situation and development trend of these researches, summarize and analyze the hotspots and frontiers. The research shows that the overall trend of language studies in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative has rapid and linear growth. In recent years, the focus of research has been on personnel training, translation strategy, education reform, foreign language talents and so on.
The Belt and Road Initiative, CiteSpace, Language Studies, Bibliometric Analysis
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Chen Xi, Research Hotspots and Frontiers of Language Studies in China in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative —— Bibliometrics Analysis Based on CiteSpace, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 100-107. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20200803.12
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