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MATTHIESSEN, Christian. Lexicogrammar and collocation: A systemic functional exploration. Rev. signos [online]. 2009, vol.42, n.71, pp. 333-383. ISSN 0718-0934. doi: 10.4067/S0718-09342009000300003.
In this paper I will explore the relationship between grammatical patterns and lexical collocations. By grammatical patterns I mean both grammatical types (paradigmatic patterns) and grammatical structures (syntagmatic patterns): I am interested both in what grammatical types engender collocational patterns and in what grammatical structural functions the lexical collocates serve. I will interpret collocation as a lexicogrammatical phenomenon - one that is at the same time both lexical and grammatical. I will also suggest that there is a cline between (i) collocations involving particular lexical items and (ii) more general constraints on the co-occurrence of lexicogrammatical types. In the course of the investigation I will suggest how collocational patterns might be explained by reference to semantic motifs.
Palabras clave : Collocation; corpus; concordance; semantic motif; degree.