VLI 6(1): Henriksen & Westbrook (2017)

Responding to Research Challenges Related to Studying L2 Collocational Use in Professional Academic Discourse
Birgit Henriksen and Pete Westbrook
University of Copenhagen
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.1.Henriksen
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Abstract
This study describes the English collocational use of non-native university
teachers from two different disciplines lecturing in an Englishmedium
instruction context at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH).
The primary focus is on how we addressed the research challenges involved
in identifying and classifying collocations used by L2 speakers in
advanced, domain-specific oral academic discourse. The main findings
seem to suggest that to map an informant’s complete collocational use
and to get an understanding of disciplinary differences, we need to not
only take account of general, academic and domain-specific collocations
but also need to cover the full range of both lexical and grammatical
collocations.

Citation
Henriksen B. and Westbrook P. (2017). Responding to research challenges related to studying L2 collocational use in professional academic discourse. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 6 (1), 32–47. doi: 10.7820/vli.v06.1.Henriksen.Westbrook