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Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Lexical Collocation Analysis

Advances and Applications

Editors: Cantos-Gómez, Pascual, Almela-Sánchez, Moisés (Eds.)

  • Examines the state-of-the-art in lexical collocation research and its advances and applications
  • Designed for non-mathematicians, more precisely for linguists, lexicographers, applied linguists, corpus linguists and computational linguists
  • Re-examines the notion of word associations, or more precisely, collocations
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This book re-examines the notion of word associations, more precisely collocations. It attempts to come to a potentially more generally applicable definition of collocation and how to best extract, identify and measure collocations. The book highlights the role played by (i) automatic linguistic annotation (part-of-speech tagging, syntactic parsing, etc.), (ii) using semantic criteria to facilitate the identification of collocations, (iii) multi-word structured, instead of the widespread assumption of bipartite collocational structures, for capturing the intricacies of the phenomenon of syntagmatic attraction, (iv) considering collocation and valency as near neighbours in the lexis-grammar continuum and (v) the mathematical properties of statistical association measures in the automatic extraction of collocations from corpora. This book is an ideal guide to the use of statistics in collocation analysis and lexicography, as well as a practical text to the development of skills in the application of computational lexicography.

 

Lexical Collocation Analysis: Advances and Applications begins with a proposal for integrating both collocational and valency phenomena within the overarching theoretical framework of construction grammar. Next the book makes the case for integrating advances in syntactic parsing and in collocational analysis. Chapter 3 offers an innovative look at complementing corpus data and dictionaries in the identification of specific types of collocations consisting of restricted predicate-argument combinations. This strategy complements corpus collocational data with network analysis techniques applied to dictionary entries. Chapter 4 explains the potential of collocational graphs and networks both as a visualization tool and as an analytical technique. Chapter 5 introduces MERGE (Multi-word Expressions from the Recursive Grouping of Elements), a data-driven approach to the identification and extraction of multi-word expressions from corpora. Finally the book concludes with an analysis and evaluation of factors influencing the performance of collocation extraction methods in parsed corpora.


About the authors

Pascual Cantos-Gómez is Full Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Murcia (Spain). He earned his BA and PhD at the University of Murcia; his MA in Computational Linguistics at the University of Essex (UK); and his PGDip in Multivariate Statistics at the UNED (Spain). His main research interests are in Corpus Linguistics, Quantitative Linguistics and Computational Lexicography. He has (co-)authored numerous articles, papers and various books one corpus linguistics, computational lexicography and statistics in linguistics research; his most recent book is Statistical Methods in Language and Linguistic Research (Equinox Publishing). He is the founder and co-editor-in-chief of the international peer-reviewed Journal of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science (Equinox) and was also editor-in-chief of International Journal of English Studies (Editum). Presently, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities (University of Murcia), Head of the LACELL (Applied Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning and Lexicography) Research Group and President of the Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO). 

Moisés Almela is Tenured Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Murcia (Spain). He holds a BA in German Studies from the Complutense University (Spain), a BA in English Studies from the National University of Distance Education (Spain), an MA in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Murcia (Spain) and a PhD in English Studies from the University of Murcia. His main research interests are in Corpus Linguistics and Corpus-based Lexicography. He has authored numerous articles and papers on collocation analysis. Presently, he is the Chair of the Corpus Linguistics, Computational and Language Engineering Panel of the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics (AESLA), and of the Corpus-based Lexicology and Lexicography Panel of the Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Is Language a Collostructicon? A Proposal for Looking at Collocations, Valency, Argument Structure and Other Constructions

    Herbst, Thomas

    Pages 1-22

  • Bridging Collocational and Syntactic Analysis

    Seretan, Violeta

    Pages 23-38

  • Network Analysis Techniques Applied to Dictionaries for Identifying Semantics in Lexical Spanish Collocations

    Sánchez-Berriel, Isabel (et al.)

    Pages 39-57

  • Collocation Graphs and Networks: Selected Applications

    Brezina, Vaclav

    Pages 59-83

  • Multi-word Expressions: A Novel Computational Approach to Their Bottom-Up Statistical Extraction

    Wahl, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 85-109

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92582-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92581-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lexical Collocation Analysis
Book Subtitle
Advances and Applications
Editors
  • Pascual Cantos-Gómez
  • Moisés Almela-Sánchez
Series Title
Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92582-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92582-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92581-3
Series ISSN
2199-0956
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 140
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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