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The use of corpora in the study of collocation and semantic prosody, exemplified through corpus data from English and Mandarin Chinese.

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Publication date09/2004
Number of pages0
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventBAAL Annual Conference 2004 - King's College London, UK
Duration: 9/09/200411/09/2004


ConferenceBAAL Annual Conference 2004
CityKing's College London, UK


This talk uses English and Chinese corpora to explore translation equivalents in Chinese of words/expressions on which research on semantic prosody had been undertaken in English and seeks to answer such questions as "Are semantic prosodies peculiar to English?", "Are the presence or absence of collocations in a language determined, to a degree, by the language's dependence on word order restrictions?".