A lexical database of collocations in scientific English: preliminary considerations

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AuthorIsabel Verdaguer, Eva González
TitleA lexical database of collocations in scientific English: preliminary considerations
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to present the theoretical principles underlying the making of a lexical database of English collocations of non-specialized words used in scientific language. This project was prompted by the shortage of reference tools providing information about the use and combinatorial properties of general words in specific registers. A case study will illustrate that in scientific texts, words, especially polysemous verbs, have a distinct semantic and combinatorial behaviour. Following the assumption that the meaning and the grammatical and collocational patterns of words are interrelated, we suggest that context-specific information should be included in specialized reference tools to facilitate the written production of scientific texts by non-native speakers of English.
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@InProceedings{ELX04-104,
author = {Isabel Verdaguer, Eva González},
title = {A lexical database of collocations in scientific English: preliminary considerations },
pages = {929-934},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2004},
month = {july},
date = {6-10},
address = {Lorient, France},
editor = {Geoffrey Williams and Sandra Vessier},
publisher = {Université de Bretagne-Sud, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines},
isbn = {29-52245-70-3},
}
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