Date: 21-Jun-2005 From: Jennifer Lovel <jlovelcontinuumbooks.com> Subject: English Collocation Studies: Sinclair et al.
Title: English Collocation Studies
Subtitle: The OSTI Report
Series Title: Studies in Corpus and Discourse
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Editor: Ramesh Krishnamurthy
Editor: Wolfgang Teubert, University of Birmingham
Author: John McH. Sinclair
Author: Susan Jones
Author: Robert Daley
Hardback: ISBN: 0826474888 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 75
Paperback: ISBN: 0826474896 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 25
This is the first published edition of John Sinclair, Susan Jones and Robert Daley's seminal research on collocation in the 1970s. This research has been enormously influential and has sparked a growth of interest in collocation amongst researchers in linguistics, but until now has been unavailable.
Collocation was first viewed as important in computational linguistics in the work of Harold Palmer in Japan. Later M.A.K. Halliday and John Sinclair published on collocation in the 1960s. English Collocation Studies is a report on empirical research into collocation, devised by Halliday with Sinclair acting as the Principal Investigator and editor of the resultant OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information) report.
The present edition contains an introduction by Professor Wolfgang Teubert based on his interview with John Sinclair. The introduction assesses the extent to which the findings of the original research have developed in the intervening years, and how some of the techniques mentioned in the report were implemented in the COBUILD project at Birmingham University in the 1980s.