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IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(12): 751-755 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.920

A Corpus-Based Study of English Collocations Found in the Abstracts of Research Articles Written by Thai EFL Writers

Suthathip Thongvitit and Narathip Thumawongsa
Abstract—This study aims to examine the types and count frequency of grammatical and lexical English collocations used in the abstracts of research articles in the field of liberal arts and humanities, which were written by Thai EFL writers from 2010 to 2015, and to identify misused English collocations produced by the Thai EFL writers. Software, named Antconc and TagAnt, were used to analyze data. The Oxford Collocations Dictionary for Students of English, the second edition published in 2009, was used when identifying misused collocations. It was found that noun + preposition and adjective + noun collocations were grammatical and lexical collocations that were used the most often. The most often misused grammatical and lexical collocations found in the study were noun + preposition and verb + noun collocations.

Index Terms—Abstracts, collocations, corpus-based study, Thai EFL writers.

Suthathip Thongvitit and Narathip Thumawongsa are with the Center for Graduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: thongvitit@hotmail.com, narathip@g.swu.ac.th).

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Cite: Suthathip Thongvitit and Narathip Thumawongsa, "A Corpus-Based Study of English Collocations Found in the Abstracts of Research Articles Written by Thai EFL Writers," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 751-755, 2017.

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