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Title: Collocations in a Learner Corpus
Written By: Nadja Nesselhauf
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SCL%2014
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 14
Description:

Collocations are both pervasive in language and difficult for language
learners, even at an advanced level. In this book, these difficulties are
for the first time comprehensively investigated. On the basis of a learner
corpus, idiosyncratic collocation use by learners is uncovered, the
building material of learner collocations examined, and the factors that
contribute to the difficulty of certain groups of collocations identified.
An extensive discussion of the implications of the results for the foreign
language classroom is also presented, and the contentious issue of the
relation of corpus linguistic research and language teaching is thus
extended to learner corpus analysis.


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Table of contents

Abbreviations ix
Acknowledgements xi
Collocations in native and non-native speaker language 1–10
Investigating collocations in a learner corpus 11–63
The use of collocations by advanced learners 65–163
Building material of non-native-like collocations 165–198
Factors correlating with learners' difficulties with collocations 199–236
Implications of the findings 237–273
Notes 275–305
References 307–320
Appendix I 321
Appendix II 323
Index 329

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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