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9) Collocation is currently viewed as the lowest level on a scale of co-occurrence relations in language; the three other levels are colligation, semantic preference, and semantic prosody (see Hoey 2000, Louw 1993, Sinclair 2004).
Colligation is a similar term that shows a general relation between the constituents in a construction as that between an adjective and a noun in He is a chain smoker (Matthews, 2007).
Colligation is the grouping of particular historical events as part of one large event.