Collocations in Business English

Authors

  • Matjaž Martič Ekonoska fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/vestnik.1.121-146

Keywords:

Collocations in Business English

Abstract

The article starts with a brief theoretical overview that defines the term ‚collocation.‛ It then presents a corpus study designed to determine the most frequent lexical collocations in Business English using the concordance program WordSmith Tools. This study is based on the assumption that English mainly consists of various (changeable) phraseological units and that both free combinations as well as completely ‚frozen‛ word combinations account for only a small share of the language. English is therefore a language of collocations and one can assume that this is valid not only for general English, but also for ESP and thus for Business English as well. In addition, the study investigated whether the most frequent collocations in this corpus could be found in major dictionaries of collocations, which would then establish their suitability for Business English purposes.

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Published

01.12.2009

How to Cite

Martič, M. (2009). Collocations in Business English. Journal for Foreign Languages, 1(1-2), 121–146. https://doi.org/10.4312/vestnik.1.121-146

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Linguistics