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  1. Collocation is a lexical phenomenon in which two.
  2. A collocation is a group of two or more words used in habitual association with one another e.g.
  3. A collocation is a combination of words, that occur more frequently than one would expect given the individual frequencies of the tokens (see Firth 1957, p. (Web site)
  4. A collocation is a habitual word combination.
  5. Collocation is the key to fluency.
  6. A collocation is a group of two or more words used in habitual association with one another e.g. Out of work/order/date By rights/heart/chance.
  7. Collocation is a feature of all languages.
  8. Collocation is a contributing factor to idiom.
  9. Collocation is one of the patterns of mutual choice, and idiom is another.
  10. A collocation is a particular combination of words used in this way: "Commit a crime" is a typical collocation in English.
  11. Collocation is the relationship between two words or groups of words that often go together and form a common expression. (Web site)
  12. A collocation is any habitually linked group of words - a kind of lexical partnership, e.g. (Web site)
  13. Collocation is a complex and integral piece o … Voice, Data, and Internet Solution.
  14. A Collocation is a Multiword Expression whose component Word s can be syntactically rearranged but (generally) cannot be substituted. (Web site)
  15. Collocation is a mode of meaning which can help the translator(s) to decide the field and style of word-usage in translation. (Web site)


  1. The solution of the collocation problem is first reduced to finding the approximate solution on the interfaces.

English Collocations

  1. English Collocations in Use Advanced presents and practises hundreds of collocations in typical contexts to help you improve your written and spoken English. (Web site)
  2. English Collocations in Use presents and practises hundreds of collocations in typical contexts.


  1. A predictable finding is that collocation remains a serious problem well into advanced learning. (Web site)
  2. It guides the learner to the entry by considering homonymy and collocation problems.
  3. Collocational synonyms : Some synonyms differ in their collocation.
  4. In this example, ---no stranger to--- is a very frequent collocation; so are words such as ---mysterious, handsome, and dark---. This comes as no surprise. (Web site)
  5. The study of collocation is above all a practical one aimed at assisting language learners and translators in their tasks. (Web site)
  6. Collocations in language learning: Corpus-based automatic compilation of collocations and bilingual collocation concordancer. (Web site)
  7. I wonder if you agree with me that a nomadic tribe is a strong collocation because nomadic collocates with a limited number of nouns.
  8. Critics will begin to trust collocation as the control mechanism for meaning (Sinclair, 2004: 198).
  9. Cross, M. 1993. 'Collocation in computer modelling of lexis as most delicate grammar.' Register Analysis.
  10. Collocation patterns are restricted here to pairs of words, but there is no theoretical restriction to the number of words involved.
  11. A fresh look needs to be taken at bilingual dictionaries, since translation may be one of the keys to dealing with collocation. (Web site)
  12. We must be aware that collocation is intrinsic to all natural native speaker language.
  13. The generated triple translation model is used to extract collocation translations from two monolingual corpora.
  14. On the other hand, commit murder is a collocation.
  15. An MLU is listed as a separate headword if it enters into a collocation.


  1. ELT has always recognised two types of collocation where the patterns have been clear - idioms and phrasal verbs.
  2. Clear, J. 1993. From Firth principles: Computational tools for the study of collocation. (Web site)
  3. Collocation in its purest sense, as used in this book, recognises only the lexical co-occurrence of words.


  1. Illustrative phrases follow the collocation that they refer to; they are given in parentheses.
  2. Some other common names for collocation sets are chunks, formulaic phrases and clich--s. (Web site)

Collocation Problems

  1. An Adaptive Greedy Algorithm for Solving Large RBF Collocation Problems. (Web site)
  2. This study will have an impact on modifying the course so that both teachers and students are more aware of the specific collocation problems students have.
  3. The preconditioned conjugate gradient and preconditioned Orthomin methods are considered for the solution of collocation problems.


  1. It is widely used in computational linguistics for collocation extraction and is generally regarded as the de facto standard.
  2. A comparative evaluation of collocation extraction techniques. (Web site)
  3. Using collocation statistics in information extraction. (Web site)
  4. The list of collocation extraction methods and association measures is far from complete.


  1. So, for example, the phrase "kick the bucket" is an idiom, a relatively fixed collocation meaning "to die".
  2. A fixed lexical collocation is a collocation of two or more co-occurring lexemes in an unchanging syntactic and semantic relationship. (Web site)


  1. Non-modifiability: One cannot modify a collocation or apply syntactic transformations.
  2. Non-substitutability: One cannot substitute a word in a collocation with a related word.


  1. Corpus, concordance, collocation.
  2. In her 1998 Iatefl plenary talk Gwyneth Fox of Cobuild pointed out the uniqueness in their corpus of foot used as a verb in the collocation foot the bill.

British National Corpus

  1. Collocation Explorer detects collocations automatically using our licensed version of the British National Corpus.
  2. A benchmark collocation frequency list will be derived from the British National Corpus.


  1. Within the area of corpus linguistics, collocation is defined as a sequence of words or terms which co-occur more often than would be expected by chance. (Web site)
  2. The scores indicatea chance of a candidate to be a collocation.


  1. For collocation methods for the solution of differential equations, see collocation method.
  2. Statistical Methods Five statistical methods for identifying collocation are available in this program.

Particular Case

  1. Our class has decided "in this particular case" is a collocation in McGowan's idiolect. (Web site)

Own Equipment

  1. For physical collocation, the Collocating Party installs and maintains its own equipment in the Housing Party's premises. (Web site)

Word Combinations

  1. Collocations - common word combinations such as 'bright idea' or 'talk freely' - are the essential building blocks of natural-sounding English.
  2. It should be pointed out here that these different perspectives contrast with the usual way of presenting collocation in phraseological studies. (Web site)
  3. This dictionary shows you the common word combinations (collocations) that are essential for natural-sounding British and American English.


  1. Unfortunately, the high percentage of appropriate collocations does not mean that NNSs necessarily develop fully native-like knowledge of collocation. (Web site)
  2. A word or collocation may appear in more than one synset, and in more than one part of speech. (Web site)
  3. Second, they challenge a traditional view of word boundaries, emphasizing the language learner's need to perceive and use patterns of lexis and collocation.

Corpus Linguistics

  1. Within the area of corpus linguistics, collocation is defined as a sequence of words or terms which co-occur more often than would be expected by chance. (Web site)
  2. Collocations should not be confused with idioms.
  3. But one can try to use only a subset of the data for the actual collocation, leaving the rest of the data points for error checking.
  4. Collocations can be adjective + adverb, noun + noun, verb + noun and so on. (Web site)
  5. From some of the examples given above, it should be clear that collocations have a varying degree of closeness of association. (Web site)

Related Keywords

    * Atypical And Typical Collocation * Examples For Collacation * Examples Words of Collacation
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