LINGUIST List 12.1381

Sat May 19 2001

Qs: "Lex Bundle" Sources, Lex Strings/Compostion

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  1. HMooney, lexical bundle sources
  2. CallMeSal, composition textbooks

Message 1: lexical bundle sources

Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 14:33:40 -0700
From: HMooney <>
Subject: lexical bundle sources

I'm looking for lists of "lexical bundles" for languages other than English.

I'm currently working with Longman (1999) (Grammar of Spoken and Written
English). On pages 1002 ff. are extensive lists of frequently used phrases.

I'm trying to prepare a dictionary that would tell the user what the equivalent
lexical bundle in another language would be. This would not, of course, be a
literal translation of the English, but rather the appropriate colloquial phrase
that a speaker of the target language would use in a similar situation.

Any sources for these kinds of phrases from French, Italian, Spanish, German,
Portuguese or any Native American languages would be very helpful.

Hank Mooney
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Message 2: composition textbooks

Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 00:54:50 EDT
From: CallMeSal <>
Subject: composition textbooks


I wonder if you would mind giving me the names of textbooks you use in 
composition classes, at the intermediate to advanced levels. I'm interested 
in finding out the "lexical strings" or collocations used in model essays in 
the texts. This is for my dissertation. Your help is greatly appreciated. 
- Stacia Levy, University of Pacific Stockton CA 
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