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Tomasz Michta (Warsaw University, Poland). Collocations in Chemical Texts: A Corpus Based Approach. – In: Languages and Cultures of the Baltic Region: Collection of Papers. Vol. 2. – Rīga: Sociālo tehnoloģiju augstskola (STA), 2007. ISBN 978-9984-39-253-0.


The paper looks at collocations, which are of great importance for translators, English learners and other English users. First, it discusses the definition of the term collocation. Then it focuses on corpora as a useful tool in modern linguistic research and presents the corpus of specialised texts collected at the Department of Languages for Special Purposes at Warsaw University. Finally, the study is concerned with a method of extracting collocations from the corpus and gives examples of collocations in a corpus of chemical papers.