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Synonyms for collocation

a grouping of words in a sentence

the act of positioning close together (or side by side)

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Further to Colo Atl's strategic location in downtown Atlanta, complementing the new Southeast Route, Allied Fiber partners with long-time partner Colo Atl for its SSAE 16 certified collocation facility and ability to offer N+1 redundancy and access to multiple tier one network operators.
Therefore, collocation is observed between lexical items as arranged in texts.
McCarthy et al [15] define collocation as a natural combination of words; it refers to the way English words are closely associated with each other.
Due to a lack of clarifying criteria in the literature, in this article the phrase noun+noun will not be considered a lexical collocation as Benson et al.
The results of these studies indicate that it is necessary to teach the concept of collocation (Bahns and Eldaw 1993; Nesselhauf and Tschichold 2002; Higueras 2004, 2007) and explicitly teach those collocations which are different in the students' L1 and their L2 in order to avoid mistakes caused by crosslinguistic influence in general and L1 transfer in particular (Corpas Pastor 1996; Gitsaki 1996; Castillo Carballo 2001; Koike 2001; Laufer and Girsai 2008).
The introduction of Collocation America could not have come soon enough, as the data center industry is seeing a huge growth in recent times.
In Table 1 below, a '+' sign indicates that the frequency of a certain collocation in the corpus outnumbers the frequency of the same collocation in the BNC.
After clarifying the meaning of collocation and indicating its importance in learning a foreign language, I present the method used to answer the above questions and discuss the findings.
Contrary to this opinion, however, a number of studies (Corpas Pastor, 1996; Hausmann, 1989; Mel'cuk, 1998) have shown that one of the elements of a collocation is always a semantically independent base which is freely chosen by the speaker whereas the other element is a collocate whose meaning and use is restricted by the base.
As Cermak (1994: 208) points out, the origin of a collocation depends on mutual collocability and hence also compatibility.
A quick post hoc analysis of the quasi-simile as-if as a collocation in O'Connor's fiction and the Brown texts will serve as an introduction to the procedure of collocation analysis before we apply it to the more subtle collocations involving eyes.
He discusses towards a usage-based model of constructional generalization, testing ground: intensity collocations, lexicalization patterns: from concepts to words, fixed expressions: from words to collocations, and incipient productivity: from collocations to constructional schemas.
In this case, texts and paragraphs from the corpora are selected so that specialized collocations as well as non-specialized clusters be identified (i.