Collocations and colligations : Visualizing lexicogrammar

McEnery, Tony and Brezina, Vaclav (2019) Collocations and colligations : Visualizing lexicogrammar. In: Patterns in Language and Linguistics : New Perspectives on a Ubiquitous Concept. Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] . De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 97-123. ISBN 9783110595512

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This chapter explores the use of #LancsBox to explore collocations and colligations in the framework of lexicogrammar. The chapter presents lexicogrammar and relates it to collocation and colligation, noting how those concepts are best viewed as part of a continuum rather than as discrete concepts. We then use #LancsBox to look at lexicogrammar from different perspectives. Beginning with an exploration of learner language, the chapter proceeds to explore lexicogrammar at the level of lexis, across varieties of English, through time, as mediated by morphosyntax and, finally, by the use of collocation networks. The results presented focus largely on visualizing lexicogrammar, yet the chapter also shows that modern corpus analysis tools are capable of allowing for a range of approaches to lexicogrammar that permit analysts to use a single package to look at lexicogrammar from a range of linguistically meaningful perspectives.

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