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How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective- noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays


Pavičić Takač, Višnja; Lukač, Morana
How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective- noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays // Jezikoslovlje, 14 (2013), 2-3; 385-402 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective- noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays

Autori
Pavičić Takač, Višnja ; Lukač, Morana

Izvornik
Jezikoslovlje (1331-7202) 14 (2013), 2-3; 385-402

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Collocations; adjective-noun; non-native speakers; English as a foreign language; corpus analysis; BNC; ICLE; CELE

Sažetak
Foreign language learners’ choice of collocations is traditionally consid-ered to be one of the main markers of foreignlanguageness (Korosadowitz- Struzynska 1980: 115), hence relevant in achieving a high degree of competence in the target language. In this study we analyse the Croatian Corpus of English Learner Essays (CELE), which consists of 298 argumentative essays written as part of the state school-leaving exam. The corpus, consisting of over 74k tokens was collected in 10 different counties, and the essays were produced in 2010 and 2011. The learner’s use of adjective- noun collocations is compared against both findings from a native speaker corpus (BNC) and a corpus of learner English (ICLE). Instead of viewing learner usage of collocations as deficient, the claims about the overuse and the underuse of statistically significant collocations are made on the basis of joint findings from the BNC and the ICLE. This approach demonstrates how native speaker data can be used for comparison, without being the norm against which the learner data should be measured, and, on the other hand, how other learner data can help distinguish between general characteristics of learner language and L1-transfer.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
122-1301049-0606 - Kognitivno lingvistički pristup polisemiji u hrvatskome i drugim jezicima (Mario Brdar, )

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Osijek

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