Strong: A large number of collocations are strong or very strong.
Medium strength; There are words that go together with a greater frequency than weak collocations.
In the case of lexical collocations and idioms, they have in common the phrases adjective+noun/noun+adjective (e.
Regarding lexical collocations and compounds, the structural combinations that follow are shared by both types of MWL units: noun+noun (e.
0, it was possible to raise students' most frequently used collocations
and have some partial results on: 1) the students' collocational choices and patterns; 2) the influence of the mother tongue on these choices; and 3) the most/least used type of collocations
employed by the Brazilian students: verbal, nominal, adjectival or adverbial collocations
Therefore, a lot of research focuses on typical collocations
in special languages as opposed to common collocations
in general language.
Carter categorized collocations
further into four types moving from looser to more determined: unrestricted, semirestricted, familiar, and restricted.
Therefore, we consider that a second functional intrinsic feature of collocations
is their arbitrariness.
For the lexicalization of term collocations
the question therefore arises whether the examined phrase appears in the position of the definiendum (= the defined concept) in a specialized definition.
Indeed, when asked about especially helpful items in their presentations, the experimental students made explicit reference to some collocations
exploited, such as run the company, manage the data, in great detail, and so forth.
Table 2 presents the frequencies of the top five collocations
with initial as ranked by mutual information (MI) score in O'Connor's fiction and the Brown texts.
, in spite of their widely acknowledged importance for learners, there are not many studies that analyse non-native speakers' use of collocations