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Researching Collocations in Another Language
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09 Oct 2009
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Researching Collocations in Another Language helps us understand more deeply why collocation knowledge and performance are one of the most fascinating (and at times frustrating) challenges that second language users face. This volume brings together 12 studies from Asia, Europe and North America, divided into four sets: (i) using learner corpora to identify patterns of L2 collocation use, (ii) developing appropriate L2 collocation dictionary and classroom materials, (iii) investigating how learners' L2 collocation knowledge can be assessed, and (iv) exploring how learners develop their L2 collocation knowledge and use. Each set of studies includes three research chapters and a critical commentary written by experts in the respective field. The book also features an introduction to second language collocation research, and a thought-provoking conclusion chapter on wider issues and challenges. The volume thus offers teachers, researchers, and graduate students a highly valuable and critical focus on second language collocation knowledge and performance.


Description

Researching Collocations in Another Language helps us understand more deeply why collocation knowledge and performance are one of the most fascinating (and at times frustrating) challenges that second language users face. This volume brings together 12 studies from Asia, Europe and North America, divided into four sets: (i) using learner corpora to identify patterns of L2 collocation use, (ii) developing appropriate L2 collocation dictionary and classroom materials, (iii) investigating how learners' L2 collocation knowledge can be assessed, and (iv) exploring how learners develop their L2 collocation knowledge and use. Each set of studies includes three research chapters and a critical commentary written by experts in the respective field. The book also features an introduction to second language collocation research, and a thought-provoking conclusion chapter on wider issues and challenges. The volume thus offers teachers, researchers, and graduate students a highly valuable and critical focus on second language collocation knowledge and performance.


Reviews

'A thought provoking book that I would recommend to all those interested in collocation or formulaic language in general.' JALT Journal
  
'This volume is, overall an excellent resource for researchers and classroom practitioners on the use and development of L2 collocation.' Fei Fei, Michigan State University, Studies in Second Language Acquisition
  
'An extremely valubuable collection of state-of-the-art articles in collocation research [offering] an excellent foundation for anyone considering further research in the area. No previous books have focused exlusively on L2 collocation knowledge and the book fills a gap that many researchers, including myself, have been waiting for... Overall, this book is an outstanding resource.' Sara Smith, University of Oxford, System
 
'The book is a comprehensible review of recent research in collocations. Its main asset is addressing the challenge of approaching collocations from numerous perspectives and stressing how complex L2 collocation development is.' Pawel Szudarski, University of Nottingham, The Language Learning Journal  
 


Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Foreword
Introduction: Researching L2 Collocation Knowledge and Development; A.Barfield& H.Gyllstad
PART I: L2 COLLOCATION LEARNER CORPUS RESEARCH
Effects of Second Language Immersion on Second Language Collocational Development; N.Groom
Sound Evidence: Phraseological Units in Spoken Corpora; P.M.S.Lin& S.Adolphs
Exploring L1 and L2 Writing Development Through Collocations: A Corpus-Based Look; R.Reppen
Commentary on Part I: Learner Corpora: A Window onto the L2 Phrasicon; S.Granger
PART II: L2 COLLOCATION LEXICOGRAPHIC AND CLASSROOM MATERIALS RESEARCH
Towards Collocational Webs for Presenting Collocations in Learners' Dictionaries; S.Handl
Japanese Learners' Collocation Dictionary Retrieval Performance; Y.Komuro
Designing Pedagogic Materials to Improve Awareness and Productive Use of L2 Collocations; J.Jiang
Commentary on Part II: Exploring Materials for the Study of L2 Collocations; H.Nesi
PART III: L2 COLLOCATION KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT RESEARCH
Evaluating a New Test of Whole English Collocations; R.L.Revier
Towards an Assessment of Learners' Receptive and Productive Syntagmatic Knowledge; J.Eyckmans
Designing and Evaluating Tests of Receptive Collocation Knowledge: COLLEX and COLLMATCH; H.Gyllstad
Commentary on PART III: Developing and Validating Tests of L2 Collocation Knowledge ; J.Shillaw
PART IV: L2 COLLOCATION LEARNER PROCESS AND PRACTICE RESEARCH
Collocation Learning Through an 'AWARE' Approach: Learner Perspectives& Learning Process; Yang Ying & M.O'Neill
Learning Collocations Through Attention-Drawing Techniques: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis; E.Peters
Following Individuals' L2 Collocation Development Over Time; A.Barfield
Commentary of Part IV: Processes in the Development of L2 Collocational Knowledge – A Challenge for Language Learners, Researchers and Teachers; B.Henriksen& L.S.Stæhr
Conclusion: Navigating L2 Collocation Research; A.Wray
References
Index


Authors

ANDREW BARFIELD teaches in the Faculty of Law at Chuo University, Japan. His book publications include Reconstructing Autonomy in Language Education: Inquiry and Innovation (co-edited with S. Brown 2007) and Lexical Processing in Second Language Learners (co-edited with T. Fitzpatrick, 2009).

HENRIK GYLLSTAD is a Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at the Centre for Languages and Literature of Lund University, Sweden. He has previously published Testing English Collocations - Developing Receptive Tests for Use with Advanced Swedish Learners (2007).