Beyond a Static Dictionary: Helping Writers with Academic English Collocations

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One consequence of the digital revolution in lexicography is that there is less use of stand-alone dictionaries, with the emphasis moving to digital tools geared towards very specific tasks (Lew 2015: 7). Writing stands out as amongst the most demanding tasks requiring lexical support, with academic writing a particular challenge, given that there are no native users of academic language (Hyland 2006; Kosem 2010; Frankenberg-Garcia 2017). Our Collocaid project addresses the demand for collocational information during the writing of academic English texts (English for Academic Purposes, or EAP), given that academic language has distinct conventions to general language.


  • Human computer interaction, visualisation, lexicography, Lexicographic information, collocations
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
EventThe 12th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicographers: Lexicography in the Digital World - Krabi, Thailand
Duration: 8 Jun 201810 Jun 2018
Conference number: 12


ConferenceThe 12th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicographers
Abbreviated titleASIALEX 2018
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