LINGUIST List 12.1203

Tue May 1 2001

Qs: Eng & French Word Lists, Lexical "Bundles"

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  1. Michael Smith, word lists
  2. CallMeSal, teaching of lexical phrases or bundles

Message 1: word lists

Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 12:32:22 -0400
From: Michael Smith <linguist_linguisthotmail.com>
Subject: word lists

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a complete list of English and French words, sorted by the 
parts of speech, on the Internet. If you know any source that could help me, 
I will really appreciate your help.

Thank you in advance for your help,

Michael
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Message 2: teaching of lexical phrases or bundles

Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 17:35:26 EDT
From: CallMeSal <CallMeSalaol.com>
Subject: teaching of lexical phrases or bundles

Hi, everyone. 

 I am writing to find out if anyone has experience with the teaching
of lexical phrases, or lexical "bundles" as Biber et al call them in
their recently published The Grammar of Spoken and Written English.
These are phrases of frequently co-occurring words, such as "on the
other hand." The advantage of having such as stock of phrases is that
they save on processing time and space because they are memorized as a
phrase, rather than individual words, and can be called up together.
Also, if they are memorized as a phrase in the correct form, students
make fewer grammatical errors. I am interested in finding out the most
effective ways to teach these to help improve student writing. Does
anyone have experience teaching these phrases and suggestions for
methods? This is for my dissertation. I'd appreciate any suggestions.
Thank you

--Stacia Levy, University of the Pacific
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