Deducing collocations

  title={Deducing collocations},
  author={Ignacio A Rodrı́guez-Del Bosque},
There is a certain consensus on some defining features of collocations (they are frequent, recurrent, conventional, institutionalized, etc.), but there is not much agreement on other characteristics, for example whether or not they constitute binary lexical relations, and, crucially, whether they are arbitrary, and must be stipulated, or should instead be deduced or inferred. I will argue that most collocations are not instances of binary relations, and also that these combinatorial… CONTINUE READING