The Idiom Principle and L1 Influence
A contrastive learner-corpus study of delexical verb + noun collocations
Ying Wang | Uppsala University
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.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 77] 2016. xii, 249 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Selected abbreviations | pp. ix–x
Acknowledgements | pp. xi–xii
Chapter 1. Introduction | pp. 1–14
Chapter 2. Data and methodology | pp. 15–32
Chapter 3. Frequency of occurrence | pp. 33–54
Chapter 4. Noun collocates: Lexical patterns of the six verbs | pp. 55–126
Chapter 5. Morphosyntactic features of delexical verb + noun collocations | pp. 127–164
Chapter 6. Errors and unidiomatic usage | pp. 165–200
Chapter 7. Summary and conclusions | pp. 201–208
References | pp. 209–222
Appendix | pp. 223–246
Index | pp. 247–250
“This an excellent contribution to the intersecting fields of Learner Corpus Research and Second Language Acquisition. The results of the analysis are clearly described and systematically discussed in light of the most relevant and recent theories. This clarity and systematicity makes the reading of the book particularly enjoyable. The absence of a lengthy theoretical introduction is also a definite plus: the choice of using the theory to discuss the actual results based on the data-analysis, instead of meticulously setting the scene before seeing any of the data, is certainly to be appreciated.”
Luciana Forti, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, on Linguist List 28. 3575 (2017)
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Main BIC Subject
CFDC: Language acquisition
Main BISAC Subject
FOR000000: FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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