Prolegomena to a multilingual description of collocations

AuthorTon Van der Wouden
TitleProlegomena to a multilingual description of collocations
AbstractWe discuss collocation from the perspective of the non-native speaker. Bilingual dictionaries fail to pay due attention to the phenomenon in a systematic way. A broader definition of collocation is argued for and it is shown that, from such a broader perspective, the very same semantic content may be expressed alternatively, but still collocationally, with syntactical, morphological or lexical means. Thus, a treatment of collocations based on conceptual rather than grammatical principles is called for.
SessionPART 4 - Linguistics in Lexicography
Keywordscollocations, cross-categoriality. second language acquisition, Mel'čuk
author = {Ton Van der Wouden},
title = {Prolegomena to a multilingual description of collocations},
pages = {449-456},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1992},
month = {aug},
date = {4-9},
address = {Tampere, Finland},
editor = {Hannu Tommola & Krista Varantola,Tarja Salmi-Tolonen & Jurgen Schopp},
publisher = {Tampereen YIiopisto},
isbn = {951-44-3111-1},