The idiom principle and L1 influence : a contrastive learner-corpus study of delexical verb + noun collocations / Ying Wang
- Wang, Ying
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 
- Physical Description:
- xii, 249 pages ; 25 cm.
- Studies in corpus linguistics (SCL) , 1388-0373 ; volume 77
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 1.1.Background -- 1.2.Areas of inquiry: The idiom principle and L1 influence -- 1.3.Research questions -- 1.4.Analytical framework: The Integrated Contrastive Model -- 1.5.English learning and teaching in China and Sweden -- 1.6.The structure of the book -- 2.Data and methodology -- 2.1.Introductory remarks -- 2.2.Corpora -- 2.2.1.Learner corpora -- 2.2.2.TL control corpus -- 2.2.3.LI corpora -- 2.3.Identifying delexical verb + noun collocations -- 2.3.1.Criteria used to identify delexical verb + noun collocations -- 2.3.2.Syntactic patterns included -- 2.3.3.Syntactic patterns excluded -- 2.3.4.LI verbs -- 2.4.Summary -- 3.Frequency of occurrence -- 3.1.Introduction -- 3.2.Token frequencies of delexical verb + noun collocations -- 3.2.1.An overall picture -- 3.2.2.Frequencies of the six groups of delexical verb + noun collocations -- 3.3.Type/token ratio -- 3.4.Concluding remarks -- 4.Noun collocates: Lexical patterns of the six verbs -- 4.1.Introduction -- 4.2.Searching for collocates in the BNC -- 4.3.Semantic fields -- 4.4.Noun collocates of have -- 4.4.1.Semantic preferences of have/had in the BNC -- 4.4.2.Frequent noun collocates of have in the IL, TL and L1 corpora -- 4.5.Noun collocates of get -- 4.5.1.Semantic preferences of get/got in the BNC -- 4.5.2.Frequent noun collocates of get in the IL, TL and L1 corpora -- 4.6.Noun collocates of give -- 4.6.1.Semantic preferences of give/gave in the BNC -- 4.6.2.Frequent noun collocates of give in the IL, TL and L1 corpora -- 4.7.Noun collocates of take -- 4.7.1.Semantic preferences of take/took in the BNC -- 4.7.2.Frequent noun collocates of take in the IL, TL and L1 corpora -- 4.8.Noun collocates of make -- 4.8.1.Semantic preferences of make/made in the BNC -- 4.8.2.Frequent noun collocates of make in the IL, TL and L1 corpora -- 4.9.Noun collocates of do -- 4.9.1.Semantic preferences of doing in the BNC -- 4.9.2.Frequent noun collocates of do in the IL, TL and L1 corpora -- 4.10.Summary -- 5.Morphosyntactic features of delexical verb + noun collocations -- 5.1.Introductory remarks -- 5.2.Morphology of the noun collocate -- 5.2.1.An overall picture -- 5.2.2.Proportions of the three categories of noun collocates associated with the six verbs -- 5.3.The determiner -- 5.3.1.An overall view -- 5.3.2.Types of determiner in association with the six verbs -- 5.4.Postmodification -- 5.4.1.An overall picture -- 5.4.2.Types of postmodification in association with the six verbs -- 5.5.Concluding remarks -- 6.Errors and unidiomatic usage -- 6.1.Introductory remarks -- 6.2.Types of error or unidiomatic usage -- 6.3.Distribution of different types of error in the learner data -- 6.3.1.Overall results: Proportions of erroneous or unidiomatic usage -- 6.3.2.Errors in have + noun collocations -- 6.3.3.Errors in get + noun collocations -- 6.3.4.Errors in make + noun collocations -- 6.3.5.Errors in do + noun collocations -- 6.3.6.Errors in take + noun collocations -- 6.3.7.Errors in give + noun collocations -- 6.4.Discussion and conclusion -- 7.Summary and conclusions -- 7.1.Introductory remarks -- 7.2.Summary of the results -- 7.3.Pedagogical implications -- 7.4.Suggestions for further research -- References.
- This book examines delexical verb + noun collocations such as make a decision, give rise to and take care of in Swedish and Chinese learner English. Using a methodological framework that combines learner corpus research with a contrastive perspective, the study is one of the very few in the field to incorporate corpora of the learner's L1 to investigate the effects of L1 influence. The book provides a highly detailed and multi-faceted analysis of delexical verb + noun collocations in terms of frequency of occurrence, lexical preferences and morphosyntactic patterns. Quantitative and qualitative results on overuse, underuse and errors are presented with linguistically and pedagogically relevant interpretations that include cultural and discourse aspects. More importantly, the book throws light on how L2 learners may alternate between the 'open-choice principle' and the 'idiom principle' as well as the extent and nature of L1 influence on their collocational use.
- 9789027210746 hardcover alkaline paper
9027210748 hardcover alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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