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A case study on testing English grammatical collocation use of university students in Korea

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Authors
Jeon, Hyojin
Issue Date
2010
Publisher
Department of English Language and Literature, Seoul National University
Citation
SNU Working Papers in English Linguistics and Language, Vol.9, pp. 145-158
Keywords
collocationgrammatical collocationverb-particlemulti-wordcollocation test
Abstract
This paper explores the grammatical collocation use of adult learners at high-intermediate and advanced level. English being a foreign language in Korea, learners necessarily need linguistic knowledge of English. This paper focuses on English verbs and the following elements in particular. Considering that English verb-particle collocations represent English grammatical collocations, a set of multiple-choice written test of 96 items and a questionnaire was designed to test learners' knowledge and use of English verbs and their following particles. Seventeen undergraduate students at Seoul National University participated in the test. Despite their high English proficiency level, many of them showed the lack of knowledge and appropriate use of English verb-particle collocations.
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/73010
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College of Humanities (인문대학)English Language and Literature (영어영문학과)SNU working papers in English language and linguisticsSNU working papers in English language and linguistics Vol.09 (2010)
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