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A CORPUS-BASED STUDY OF COLLOCATIONS OF HIGH-FREQUENCY VERB —— MAKE. Wan Hua Shanghai University 2007-5-20. Research purpose.

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a corpus based study of collocations of high frequency verb make

A CORPUS-BASED STUDY OF COLLOCATIONS OF HIGH-FREQUENCY VERB —— MAKE

Wan Hua

Shanghai University

2007-5-20

research purpose
Research purpose
  • This paper endeavors to probe into all types of collocation. Its primary focus is to explore the principles that underlie collocational differences between native speakers of English and Chinese learners of English by observing, describing and explaining their respective linguistic behavior, so as to offer some useful suggestions for references in foreign language instructions.
research methodology
Research methodology
  • Contrastive analysis

A case study on the differences between native speakers and non-native speakers concerning the high-frequency verb “make”. A systematic contrastive analysis is conducted on real-life linguistic data collected from British National Corpus (BNC) and Chinese Learners English Corpus (CLEC).

outline
outline
  • Definitions and classifications of collocations
  • Data and findings
  • First, data collection and classification.
  • Second, contrast and analysis of the data.
  • Third, findings and explanations of the differences and similarities in the data.
  • conclusion
findings
Findings
  • Corpus evidence based on contrastive studies indicates that significant differences exist between native speakers of English and Chinese learners of English in the use of “make” in terms of choice of collocates and their frequencies.
  • The study concludes that L2 learning is affected by native language, target language and learning strategies as well.
conclusion
Conclusion

Implications for L2 Learning and Teaching in China

  • 1. Developing Learner’s Consciousness of Collocation
  • 2 Facilitating Learning Strategies
  • 3 Teaching Collocations
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