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Collocational categories Collocational pattern Number of types Number of tokens N and N 73 929 V and V 34 350 Adj and Adj 14 261 Adv and Adv 3 30 Total 124 1.570 Table 5.
Fan, 2009; Zinkgraf 2008) and that collocational use is adversely affected by a deficient knowledge of L2 grammar and lexis (Fan, 2009).
The term coined is judged as important in the DCL, as a result, not only due to its wide range of use, but also to its collocational strength -- denoting a great degree of idiomaticity (Stubbs, 1995).
Although the two disciplines seem to share common syntactic features, this level of analysis also unveils some minor discipline-specific linguistic preferences in terms of recurring repertoires of collocational units accompanying stance adjectives.
(used as dative); phrases in the form of dialogue: give the letter to her'--'to who?'--'to her over there!; richness of collocational info in SL, e.g.: 15.
By way of example, using a corpus of learner essays, Laufer and Waldman (2011) found that not only did Israeli EFL learners produce far fewer instances of collocations as compared to L1 users but they also made many collocational errors.
More often than not, however, only syntagmatic collocational patterns are taken into account, as in Gibbs and Matlock (2001:220), for whom
This paper describes the major types of collocations, typical collocational errors made by English-as-a- Second-Language (ESL) students in their learning process, and the teaching applications.
This essay has demonstrated the potential of collocational analysis as a discovery procedure, but it has also implicitly demonstrated the value of supplementing such a discovery procedure with further qualitative grammatical analysis.
For a native speaker familiar with all the functions of eben this is quite obvious but for a learner of German recognizing this collocational pattern is helpful in distinguishing the different meanings of the word.
At a more general level, this study has shown that detailed studies of corpus materials focusing on collocational behaviour offer powerful means of discriminating the fine detail of lexical usage, and can provide information which is of interest not only within descriptive and contrastive linguistics itself, but also in applied areas such as translation and advanced language learning.
2007 "Some lexical collocational patterns in Late Middle English legal texts", Miscelrnea: A Journal of English and American studies 35:31-55.