Michael Lewis as cited in Martynska  defines collocation as a subcategory of multi-word items, made up of individual words which habitually co-occur and can be found free- fixed collocational continuum.
In Oxford Collocation Dictionary, collocation is defined as "the way words combine in a language to produce natural-sounding speech and writing.
Concerning the literature related to teaching and learning collocations
, Higueras (2007) points out that the concept of lexical collocation
is frequently present in pedagogical resources for ESL/EFL vocabulary teaching, whereas in the case of L2 Spanish instruction, this concept cautiously appears in recently published teacher training books and texts that particularly center on vocabulary learning.
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On the contrary to what happened to the use of the definite article with the collocation
death penalty', and asserting what it had previously been mentioned regarding Brazilian students' overuse of the definite article, it could be identified an overuse of the definite article 'the' with the collocation
'death row', as shown below (Figure 4).
The importance of this test is reinforced by theoretical doubt that the frequency alone does not necessarily constitute a collocation
and the co-occurrence might be accidental.
The word collocation
is a relatively new addition to the lexicon of English.
discretization reduces the problem to a system of algebraic equations for domain collocation
Ten instances of the collocation
were considered the minimum level of acceptance (3), although most of them proved to be much more frequent.
Here too, along with unmistakeable indications, we find a number of open questions (see Cermak, 2000), such as: how important for the delimitation (identification) of a collocation
is its length, extent (number of words), as well as its (uninterrupted) continual character, etc.
For contrastive purposes, it also contains one relatively low-ranked and statistically insignificant collocation
Only three collocations
were stressed or pronounced incorrectly by the experimental group: available on the internet, dealt with the, scan the images.