Decisions by Chance and on Chance: Meanings of Chance in Recent News Stories
Recognition of chance can be influenced by a person’s situations or surroundings at a specific time. It is useful to know the situations and contexts in which people use the word chance because, by considering the relationships between a sentence including the word chance and the context, we can construct the logic of our recognition of chance. In this paper we have collected texts which include the word from recent articles in newspapers and magazines, and, taking its etymology into consideration, have explored the use of the word and its implications. The sentences and the contexts show the ways we recognize some events as chances.
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