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Collocations and word-combinations in English: Considerations, classifications, and pedagogic implications

Al Ghazali, F 2006, Collocations and word-combinations in English: Considerations, classifications, and pedagogic implications , in: TESOL Arabia, March, 2006, United Arab Emirates. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Language is a means of communication among people, and language fluency is influenced by how this language is acquired. The speed of articulation is affected not only by one's ability of retention but also by the amount of prefabricated chunks stored in the long-memory and retrieved when needed. Learning collocation, therefore, offers this advantage to know how to combine words in ready-made expressions, whereas the identification of collocational constraints can guarantee the straightforwardness of language used by non-native speakers. This paper, making use of an authentic text, aims to illustrate how constraints on word-combinations should be taught. Key Words: Collocation, colligation, constraints, fixity and opacity, alliteration, rhetoric, fixed expressions, metaphor, lexico-syntactic cohesion, semantic, syntactic, immutability, idiomaticity

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
    Support Divisions > Research & Innovation
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: Dr. Fawzi Al Ghazali
    Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 16:39
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:27
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22587

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