Analyzing Collocation Errors in EFL Chinese Learners’ Writings Based on Corpus

Yanjuan HUO


English writing, a creative construction process and a crucial way of language output, have been recognized as an indispensable part in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learning for Chinese students. Based on CLEC (Chinese Learner English Corpus), the present paper conducts a study on collocation errors in the compositions of Chinese students. Although the emphasis will be on the description and analysis of collocation errors, attention will also be given to pedagogical implication by means of studying learners’ language with the help of corpora and concordance program. This paper relies on corpus which can provide large and systematic authentic language collection, and tries to investigate the characteristics of Chinese learners’ real EFL output.


collocation; CLEC; BNC; EFL; CET

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