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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS (IJAL)   MARCH 2003 , Volume 6 , Number 1; Page(s) 137 To 169.
 
Paper: 

PATTERNS OF THE IRANIAN ADVANCED LEARNERS' PROBLEMS WITH ENGLISH COLLOCATIONS: A FOCUS ON LEXICAL COLLOCATIONS

 
 
Author(s):  ZAREEI A.A., KOUSHA MANSOUR
 
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Abstract: 

Collocations are a pervasive feature of many languages and English seems to be particularly rich in such multi-word lexemes. They have not been a major focus of teaching and research, however, despite the fact that learners have serious problems with the production of idiomatically correct language. The present study, therefore, aimed at finding out the problems of high proficiency level Iranian learners of English with English collocations. The study had two phases. In phase 1, about 2400 pages of materials produced (in English) by 27 subjects were carefully studied and a list of collocational errors were extracted. The list was then analyzed and five patterns were found. In phase II, six cued production tasks were developed which were given to 64 subjects. Results showed that Iranian advanced learners of English do have serious problems with English collocations (about 55 percent of the time). The results of the present study can have theoretical and pedagogical implications for syllabus designers, teachers, and translators.

 
Keyword(s): COLLOCATIONS, ADVANCED LEARNERS PROBLEMS, ERRORS PATTERNS, VOCABULARY LEARNING
 
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