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Formulaic language from a learner perspective: What the learner needs to know
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5009-440x
2009 (English)In: Formulaic language: Acquisition, loss, psychological reality, and functional explanations. Vol. 2 / [ed] Roberta Corrigan, Edith A. Moravcsik, Hamid Quali, Kathleen, M. Wheatley, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009, 27-50 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The formulaic language in focus in the present paper is collocations. The ‘intrinsic’ as opposed to ‘extrinsic’ features of collocations related to Frame Semantics and Lexical Functions are proposed to best reflect their unit-hood status. The paper primarily discusses the lexical status and identification of collocations from different theoretical frameworks, and also reports on a study examining the collocations in English essays written by native and non-native writers. The results show that the non-native group (English students at Stockholm University) have a relatively good command of collocations, but also that that their collocational range is reduced and that non-target collocations do occur. The paper concludes with a review of the implications for foreign language teaching more generally. 

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Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009. 27-50 p.
, Typological Studies in Language (TSL), ISSN 0167-7373 ; 83
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124380ISBN: 9789027229960OAI: diva2:885668
Available from: 2015-12-20 Created: 2015-12-20 Last updated: 2016-01-14Bibliographically approved

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