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Visualization of Collocational Networks: Maritime English Keywords

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Authors
Jhang, Se-Eun; Lee, Sung-Min
Issue Date
2013
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.49 No.3, pp. 781-802
Keywords
Maritime Englishkeywordsnear-synonymscollocationnetwork analysisvisualizationMutual Information 3WordSmith ToolsNetMinerUCINET
Description
Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the New Korean Association of English Language and Literature (May, 2013), the International Conference on English Linguistics (July, 2013), and the Korean Association of Language Sciences (August, 2013). These earlier versions have been revised as regards data and methodology.
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to explore and then visualize collocational networks of the most frequent maritime English synonyms through network analysis. To achieve this goal, we used WordSmith Tools to extract keywords from the Maritime English Corpus (MECO) Ⅱ and then we compared them with a general English corpus, the British National Corpus Baby. We discuss two pairs of near-synonyms: maritime-marine and ship-vessel from among very highly frequent keywords in the MECO Ⅱ. We used Mutual Information 3 to discover significant collocations in order to find collocational patterns. The meanings of collocates of near-synonyms were grouped in several semantic fields. In order to explore language networks of maritime vocabularies, we used the social network analysis tools, NetMiner and UCINET. We found that collocates of near-synonyms were quite different. After we extended our work to all collocations, we found that the entire network of all collocations also shows distributions and characteristics similar to those of our target networks.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/90744
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 49 Number 1/3 (2013)
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