This book presents a comprehensive description of collocation, covering both the theoretical and practical background and the implications and applications of the concept as language model and analytical tool. It provides a definitive survey of currently available techniques and a detailed description of their implementation. GEOFF BARNBROOK is Senior Lecturer in English Language, University of Birmingham, UK. His main research interests are in contemporary and historical applications of corpus linguistics and lexicography, and his publications include Language and Computers: A Practical Introduction to the Computer Analysis of Language and Defining Language: A local grammar of definition sentences. OLIVER MASON is Lecturer in English Language, University of Birmingham, UK. Oliver is a computational linguist and has developed software for accessing and processing corpus data. He works mainly at the interface of phraseology/syntax with text and discourse. RAMESH KRISHNAMURTHY is Visiting Academic Fellow in the School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, UK. Ramesh worked on the COBUILD project at Birmingham University as a lexicographer and editor, and developed the Bank of English corpus. He has taught at Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Aston universities in the UK and has contributed to several research projects. Ramesh co-edited six volumes of Corpus Linguistics and edited English Collocation Studies: The OSTI Report.
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