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

Višnja Pavičić Takač   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-8318-0235 ; Filozofski fakultet u Osijeku
Morana Lukač ; Leiden University

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (292 KB) str. 385-402 preuzimanja: 2.506* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Pavičić Takač, V. i Lukač, M. (2013). How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective-noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays. Jezikoslovlje, 14 (2-3), 385-402. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/112232
MLA 8th Edition
Pavičić Takač, Višnja i Morana Lukač. "How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective-noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays." Jezikoslovlje, vol. 14, br. 2-3, 2013, str. 385-402. https://hrcak.srce.hr/112232. Citirano 12.08.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Pavičić Takač, Višnja i Morana Lukač. "How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective-noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays." Jezikoslovlje 14, br. 2-3 (2013): 385-402. https://hrcak.srce.hr/112232
Harvard
Pavičić Takač, V., i Lukač, M. (2013). 'How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective-noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays', Jezikoslovlje, 14(2-3), str. 385-402. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/112232 (Datum pristupa: 12.08.2020.)
Vancouver
Pavičić Takač V, Lukač M. How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective-noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays. Jezikoslovlje [Internet]. 2013 [pristupljeno 12.08.2020.];14(2-3):385-402. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/112232
IEEE
V. Pavičić Takač i M. Lukač, "How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective-noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays", Jezikoslovlje, vol.14, br. 2-3, str. 385-402, 2013. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/112232. [Citirano: 12.08.2020.]

Sažetak
Foreign language learners’ choice of collocations is traditionally considered 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.

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

Hrčak ID: 112232

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/112232

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