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Collocations in context : a new perspective on collocation networks. / Brezina, Vaclav; McEnery, Tony; Wattam, Stephen.

In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2015, p. 139-173.

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Brezina, Vaclav ; McEnery, Tony ; Wattam, Stephen. / Collocations in context : a new perspective on collocation networks. In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 2015 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 139-173.

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