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ColloCaid Academic Collocation Errors and Other Problems

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posted on 25.01.2021, 19:19 by Ana Frankenberg-Garcia, Geraint Rees
The Academic Collocation Errors and Other Problems database by ColloCaid (www.collocaid.uk) comprises 361 collocation errors and other issues found widely and frequently in English academic writing.

Problems are classed as:
(1) errors like *knowledge in how instead of knowledge of how;
(2) atypical word combinations that are grammatically acceptable but not very common, like lose control over (atypical) compared with lose control of (typical);
(3) strings that are wrong in most contexts, like knowledge in the (unacceptable most contexts, such as *knowledge in the issue), yet can be acceptable in a few contexts, like knowledge in the field of linguistics.

A variety of sources were used to compile the database, including learner corpora, textbooks, dictionaries, and grammars.

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AHRC AH/P003508/1

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