Collocation Dictionaries: A Comparative Analysis

Miriam Buendía Castro, Pamela Faber

Abstract

The importance of phraseological information in lexicographic resources is experiencing an exponential growth. This is evident in the publication in recent years of a wide variety of combinatorial or collocation dictionaries. This paper describes and compares the main monolingual collocation dictionaries for English and Spanish in regards to the following: (i) types of collocation encoded; (ii) kinds of collocational information offered; (iii) place for collocations in the micro or macrostructure of the dictionary. The objective of this analysis is to study the usefulness of these resources for translators.

Keywords

Phraseology; Collocations; Dictionaries; Lexicography; Translation



DOI: https://doi.org/10.6035/MonTI.2014.6.7