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Collocation, semantic prosody and near synonymy: A cross-linguistic perspective.

Xiao, R. Z. and McEnery, A. M. (2006) Collocation, semantic prosody and near synonymy: A cross-linguistic perspective. Applied Linguistics, 27 (1). pp. 103-129. ISSN 1477-450X

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the collocational behaviour and semantic prosody of near synonyms from a cross-linguistic perspective. The importance of these concepts to language learning is well recognized. Yet while collocation and semantic prosody have recently attracted much interest from researchers studying the English language, there has been little work done on collocation and semantic prosody on languages other than English. Still less work has been undertaken contrasting the collocational behaviour and semantic prosody of near synonyms in different languages. In this paper, we undertake a cross-linguistic analysis of collocation, semantic prosody and near synonymy, drawing upon data from English and Chinese (pu3tong1hua4). The implications of the findings for language learning are also discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Applied Linguistics
    Additional Information: This article is in press. A PDF offprint will be provided when available. This version is the final manuscript. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Applied Linguistics following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Collocation, Semantic Prosody, and Near Synonymy: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective by Richard Xiao and Tony McEnery is available online at: http://applij.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/27/1/103
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Collocation ; semantic prosody ; near synonymy ; contrastive study
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
    ID Code: 45
    Deposited By: Dr Richard Xiao
    Deposited On: 17 Jun 2005
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 18:11
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45

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