Phraseology in English academic writing: some implications for language learning and dictionary making
This study examines the use of prefabricated language (conventional lexical collocations) in the production of native and non-native writers of English. It first develops a framework for the description of restricted collocations and then reviews experimental research into the psycholinguistic processing of prefabricated language. Computer-based corpora of native and advanced non-native academic writing are analysed to discover to what extent and how such collocations are used in formal written English. Pedagogical implications are then considered, and the final part of the study examines the selection and presentation of restricted collocations in general and phraseological dictionaries for learners. The conclusion suggests that advanced learners need specialist collocational dictionaries, and the results of this research help to establish principles for the design of such dictionaries.
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academic adjective Aisenstadt analysis approach BBI+SEC Chapter cliches co-occurrence collocational dictionaries collocational restriction collocations and idioms complex composite units conclusion context continuum conventional corpora corpus corpus linguistics Cowie criteria criterion degree delexical senses deviant discussion distinction English example figurative idioms figurative sense Firstly focus free collocations frequency give grammatical collocations headword identified idiomatic expressions institutionalized judgements KWIC large number learners lexeme lexical collocations lexical items lexical units lexicography lexicon limited linguistic LOB+LUSS LOBSS LUSS meaning morpheme native speakers native-speaker non-native noun collocates occurrences Pawley phrasal verbs phraseological competence phrases prefabricated language prepositional present problem processing produce proficiency psycholinguistic pure idioms recognized relationship restricted collocations restrictedness result role sb/sth SEC BBI cat Secondly sentence set of nouns significant structure substitution suggests synonymous substitute technical texts transitive verb verb collocates word combinations writers X idiom