Léxico-gramática y colocación léxica: Un estudio sistemico-funcional

Translated title of the contribution: Lexicogrammar and collocation: A systemic functional exploration

Christian Matthiessen*

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    In this paper I will explore the relationship between grammatical patterns and lexical collocations. By grammatical patterns I mean both grammatical types (paradigmatic patterns) and grammatical structures (syntagmatic patterns): I am interested both in what grammatical types engender collocational patterns and in what grammatical structural functions the lexical collocates serve. I will interpret collocation as a lexicogrammatical phenomenon - one that is at the same time both lexical and grammatical. I will also suggest that there is a cline between (i) collocations involving particular lexical items and (ii) more general constraints on the co-occurrence of lexicogrammatical types. In the course of the investigation I will suggest how collocational patterns might be explained by reference to semantic motifs.

    Translated title of the contributionLexicogrammar and collocation: A systemic functional exploration
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)333-383
    Number of pages51
    JournalRevista Signos
    Issue number71
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


    • Collocation
    • Concordance
    • Corpus
    • Degree
    • Semantic motif


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