A Tentative Corpus-Based Study of Collocations Acquisition by Chinese English Language Learners/UNE ETUDE TENTATIVE DE RECUEIL-BASEE SUR L'APPRENTISSAGE DES ACCORDS PAR LES APPRENANTS CHIOIS D'ANGLAIS
Youmei, Gao, Yun, Zhang, Canadian Social Science
Though collocations have drawn much attention in the field of language acquisition, yet difficulties with them have not been investigated in much detail.
This paper reports on a corpus-based exploratory study that analyzes the mistakes learners made when they produced English collocations. The study shows that not only beginners but also advanced learners have difficulties in choosing the right collocates and the difficulties that learners of different levels have are more or less the same. The biggest challenge for them is to choose the appropriate verbs. The L1 influence on the production of L2 collocations exists at every stage of learning though it varies …
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Publication information: Article title: A Tentative Corpus-Based Study of Collocations Acquisition by Chinese English Language Learners/UNE ETUDE TENTATIVE DE RECUEIL-BASEE SUR L'APPRENTISSAGE DES ACCORDS PAR LES APPRENANTS CHIOIS D'ANGLAIS. Contributors: Youmei, Gao - Author, Yun, Zhang - Author. Journal title: Canadian Social Science. Volume: 2. Issue: 2 Publication date: January 1, 2005. Page number: 105+. © Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures Oct 31, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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