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Volume 26, Issue 3

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More (old and new) misunderstandings of collostructional analysis: On Schmid and Küchenhoff (2013)

Stefan Th. Gries
Published Online: 2015-06-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cog-2014-0092

Abstract

Ever since the first studies introducing collostructional analysis in general and collexeme analysis in particular, these methods have been widely used for the analysis of constructions’ semantic and functional characteristics. However, the more recent past has seen two publications, Bybee (2010) and Schmid and Küchenhoff (2013), which criticized several aspects of these methods. This paper briefly recaps my response to Bybee (2010) (published as Gries 2012) as a prelude to its main contribution, viz a rebuttal of various claims and problems of Schmid and Küchenhoff (2013).

Keywords: collostructional analysis; collexeme analysis; association measures; Fisher-Yates exact test; attraction and reliance

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About the article

Received: 2014-12-01

Revised: 2015-01-25

Accepted: 2015-01-29

Published Online: 2015-06-09

Published in Print: 2015-08-01


Citation Information: Cognitive Linguistics, Volume 26, Issue 3, Pages 505–536, ISSN (Online) 1613-3641, ISSN (Print) 0936-5907, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cog-2014-0092.

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