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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Collocation
Subtitle: Applications and Implications
Written By: Geoff Barnbrook
Oliver Mason
Ramesh Krishnamurthy

All aspects of the concept of collocation – the phenomenon whereby words naturally tend to occur in the company of a restricted set of other words – are covered in this book. It deals in detail with the history of the word collocation, the concepts associated with it and its use in a linguistic context. The authors show the practical means by which the collocational behaviour of words can be explored using illustrative computer programs and examine applications in teaching, lexicography and natural language processing that use collocation in formation. The book investigates the place that collocation occupies in theories of language and provides a thoroughly comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the current position of collocation in language studies and applied linguistics.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781403946126
Pages: 266
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781403946133
Pages: 266
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99