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A Dictionary of English Collocations


This dictionary presents a complete listing of the collocations in the Brown Corpus, which is the standard American corpus containing one million words of text from many different genres dating from 1961. Collocations, as defined by the author, are recurring sequences of grammatically well-formed items. They make up the building blocks of the native speaker's mental lexicon and hence are an essential element of linguistic competence. Examples of collocations are: at the outset, could be expected to, not significantly different from, peaceful coexistence, powdered coffee, and with great difficulty. The dictionary lists some 85,000 collocational types; for each collocation there are statistics showing its frequency, distribution, and degree of prominence. It will be an invaluable reference source for researchers in linguistics, English-language teaching, lexicography, stylistics, and automatic language analysis.

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