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Collocations: Recording, Revising, Recycling

Lexical Conference, London, 11 May 2014
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Leo Selivan

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Transcript of Collocations: Recording, Revising, Recycling

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Leo Selivan
about 30 essays written by advanced speakers

judged by native speakers

considerable difficulty in producing collocations
Collocational errors
Collocational errors
Medium-strong collocations
- lowest number of mistakes


Medium-weak collocations
- most mistake-prone
e.g. pay attention, fail an exam
e.g. exert control, perform a task
Nesselhauf (2003)
Nesselhauf (2003)
Three levels: basic, intermediate, advanced

The same percentage of errors across the levels

About 33% of all collocations produced are erroneous
Laufer & Waldman (2011)
Weak Medium Strong
shrug your shoulders
honk the horn


bear resemblance
fail a test


achieve a goal
reach a compromise
perform an experiment


make a mistake
see a film
Collocation forks
Collocations in texts
Collocation cards
underline/highlight in a text


What type of collocations are most
mistake-prone: strong, medium-strong, medium-weak or weak ?


Production of delexical verb + noun collocations


Learners’ mistakes similar despite vastly different L1s (Swedish and Chinese)

Mistakes caused by intralingual factors and possibly inadequate teaching
do damage, take account of
Wang and Shaw (2008)
Notebook / IWB
Guess the key word
Recall collocates
Make up a story
Recording
Revising

Recycling
Provide at least three collocations

Get students to translate whole expressions

Remind them that words do not correspond on word-for-word basis
perform
(a) function
(a) task
(an) operation
campaign
launch
start
run
presidential
election
military
other expressions, chunks
and/or examples
advice
campaign
election
vision
sight
permission
goal
purpose
result
responsibility
Collocations in class:
Recording,
Revising,
Recycling

Cycle 2
Cycle 1
Cycle 3
sharp eye
quick mind
famous painting
deadly weapon
scientific discovery
visual image
designer boutique
expensive restaurant
tourist attraction
industrial city
international journal
highest award
Recording
Revising
Recycling
Collocation - a combination of words that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance
V+N
take a breath

demanding job

knee injury

ridiculously cheap

talk freely

bomb went off
Collocation types
At what level of proficiency are learners most likely to make collocational errors?
To what extent are learner’s errors caused by negative transfer from L1?
Contact
Email:
leo.selivan@britishcouncil.org

Cycle 1 & 2:
leoxicon.blogspot.com

Cycle 3:
TeachingEnglish website
http://tinyurl.com/lexcards
bit.ly/GHBMyT
Drag-and-drop
Download handout
Adj+N
N+(of)+N
Adv+Adj
V+Adv
N+V
Public Domain image
By MykReeve via Wikimedia Commons
(CC BY-SA 3.0)
matching, sorting activities
text summary
Collocations across levels
Transfer from L1
Nesselhauf's (2003) and
Laufer & Waldman's (2011) studies:
half of all errors caused by L1 transfer
Cards / Quizlet
Collocation chains
(whole class/in groups)
Bingo
Sorting
"Today I'm gong to use..."
Recording:
Revising:


Recycling:
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