Oxford Collocations Dictionary

For Students of English

Author: Colin McIntosh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780194317245

Category: Collocation (Linguistics)

Page: 963

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The dictionary that helps students write and speak natural-sounding English, now in a new edition with CD-ROM. Which words usually go together? This dictionary shows you the common word combinations (collocations) that are essential for natural-sounding British and American English. Completely revised and extended, the new edition has over 250,000 collocations and over 75,000 examples
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Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English

A corpus-based dictionary with CD-ROM which shows the most frequently used word combinations in British and American English.

Author: N.A

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194325387

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 992

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250,000 word combinations and 9,000 noun, verb, and adjective collocations 75,000 examples showing how collocations are used 25 usage notes on collocations shared by words such as seasons, currencies, and language Pop-up definition and spoken pronunciation for every word in the dictionary on the CD-ROM Thousands of interactive exercises and activities on the CD-ROM Genie look-up on the CD-ROM finds the words that collocate as you write
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Collocations and other lexical combinations in Spanish

Theoretical, lexicographical and applied perspectives

Author: Sergi Torner Castells,Elisenda Bernal Gallen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315455242

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 383

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This edited collection presents the state of the art in research related to lexical combinations and their restrictions in Spanish from a variety of theoretical approaches, ranging from Explanatory Combinatorial Lexicology to Distributed Morphology and Generative Lexicon Theory. Section 1 offers a presentation of the main theoretical and descriptive approaches to collocation. Section 2 explores collocation from the point of view of its lexicographical representation, while Section 3 offers a pedagogical perspective. Section 4 surveys current research on collocation in Catalan, Galician and Basque. Collocations and other lexical combinations in Spanish will be of interest to students of Hispanic linguistics.
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Vocabulary Increase and Collocation Learning

A Corpus-Based Cross-sectional Study of Chinese Learners of English

Author: Haiyan Men

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811058229

Category: Education

Page: 206

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This book highlights research that expands on our knowledge of second- language collocation acquisition. It presents original findings based on the largest collocation database to date, encompassing over 8,000 collocations: verb + noun, adjective + noun, and noun + noun. These collocations, collected from a one-million-learner corpus, were not confined to English as a foreign language (EFL) learners at a particular proficiency level, but also included learners at three levels. As such, the book provides a panoramic view regarding L2 collocation acquisition, not only in terms of learners’ acquisition of different types of collocations, but in terms of the developmental patterns in L2 collocation learning. One major discovery is that there is a collocation lag as learners’ proficiency levels rise, which is associated with vocabulary increase, in particular semantic domains—a remarkable insight for second-language acquisition researchers, English teachers and EFL learners alike. The findings reported shed new light on how collocations are acquired by EFL learners, offering guidance on how they can best be taught. In closing, the book discusses pedagogical aspects that arise from considering how learners can be helped with collocation learning.
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Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing

Principles and Techniques

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136820345

Category: Education

Page: 314

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Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing sets out a clear big picture for curricular thinking about L2 writing pedagogy and offers a step-by-step guide to curriculum design with practical examples and illustrations. Its main purpose is to help pre-service and practicing teachers design courses for teaching academic writing and to do this as efficiently and effectively as possible. Bringing together the what and the how-to with research-based principles, what sets this book apart is its overarching focus on language pedagogy and language building. Part 1 examines curricular foundations in general and focuses on what is socially valued in L2 writing and pedagogy at school and at the college and university level. Part 2 is concerned with the nitty-gritty̶—the daily realities of curricular design and classroom instruction. Part 3 takes a close look at the key pedagogical ingredients of teaching academic L2 writing: vocabulary and collocations, grammar for academic writing, and down-to-earth techniques for helping L2 writers to organize discourse and ideas. The Appendix provides an extensive checklist for developing curricula for a course or several courses in language teaching.
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Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing

7th International Conference, CICLing 2006, Mexico City, Mexico, February 19-25, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Alexander Gelbukh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 354032206X

Category: Computers

Page: 572

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, held in February 2006. The 43 revised full papers and 16 revised short papers presented together with three invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 176 submissions. The papers are structured into two parts and organized in topical sections on computational linguistics research.
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Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography

Supplementary Volume: Recent Developments with Focus on Electronic and Computational Lexicography

Author: Rufus Gouws,Ulrich Heid,Wolfgang Schweickard,Herbert Ernst Wiegand

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110238136

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1592

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The basis for this additional volume are the three volumes of the handbooks Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (HSK 5.1–5.3), published between 1989 and 1991. An updating has been perceived as an important desideratum for a considerable time. In the present Supplementary Volume the premises and subjects of HSK 5.1–5.3 are complemented by new articles that take account of the practice-internal and theoretical developments of the last 15 years. Special attention has been given to the following topics: the status and function of lexicographic reference works, the history of lexicography, the theory of lexicography, lexicographic processes, lexicographic training and lexicographic institutions, new metalexicographic methods, electronic and, especially, computer-assisted lexicography.
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Analysing English as a Lingua Franca

A Corpus-driven Investigation

Author: Alessia Cogo,Martin Dewey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441109412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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There have been considerable recent demographic shifts in the use of English worldwide. English is now undoubtedly (and particularly) an international lingua franca, a lingua mundi. The sociolinguistic reality of English language use worldwide, and its implications, continue to be hotly contested. This is one of the first books to provide a detailed and comprehensive account of recent empirical findings in the field of English as a lingua franca (ELF). Cogo and Dewey analyze and interpret their own large corpus of naturally occurring spoken interactions and focus on identifying innovative developments in the pragmatics and lexicogrammar of speakers engaged in ELF talk. Cogo and Dewey's work makes a substantial contribution to the emerging field of empirical ELF studies. As well as this practical focus, this book looks at both pragmatic and lexicogrammatical issues and highlights their interrelationship. In showcasing the underlying processes involved in the emergence of innovative patterns of language use, this book will be of great interest to advanced students and academics working in applied linguistics, ELF, sociolinguistics, and corpus linguistics.
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Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners

Author: Margaret Macintyre Latta,Elaine Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136869123

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Written for prospective and practicing visual arts, music, drama, and dance educators, Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners offers guidance for engaging ELLs, alongside all learners, through artistic thinking. By paying equal attention to visual art, music, drama, and dance education, this book articulates how arts classrooms can create rich and supportive contexts for ELLs to grow socially, academically, and personally. The making and relating, perceiving and responding, and connecting and understanding processes of artistic thinking, create the terrain for rich curricular experiences. These processes also create the much-needed spaces for ELLs to gain communicative practice, skill, and confidence. Special features include generative texts such as films, poems, and performances that function as springboards for arts educators to adapt according to the needs of their classroom; teaching tips, formative assessment practices, and related instructional tables and resources; an annotated list of internet sites, reader-friendly research articles, and instructional materials; and a glossary for readers’ reference.
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