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Title: English Collocation Studies
Subtitle: The OSTI Report
Written By: John McH. Sinclair
Susan Jones
Robert Dale
Edited By: Ramesh Krishnamurthy
Wolfgang Teubert
Series Title: Studies in Corpus and Discourse

This is the first published edition of John Sinclair, Susan Jones and
Robert Daley's seminal research on collocation in the 1970s. This research
has been enormously influential and has sparked a growth of interest in
collocation amongst researchers in linguistics, but until now has been

Collocation was first viewed as important in computational linguistics in
the work of Harold Palmer in Japan. Later M.A.K. Halliday and John Sinclair
published on collocation in the 1960s. English Collocation Studies is a
report on empirical research into collocation, devised by Halliday with
Sinclair acting as the Principal Investigator and editor of the resultant
OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information) report.

The present edition contains an introduction by Professor Wolfgang Teubert
based on his interview with John Sinclair. The introduction assesses the
extent to which the findings of the original research have developed in the
intervening years, and how some of the techniques mentioned in the report
were implemented in the COBUILD project at Birmingham University in the 1980s.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826474888
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 75

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826474896
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 25