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Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? A corpus-based pilot study of the lexical complexity in multi-word expressions.

Conference contribution
Authors David Alfter
Elena Volodina
Published in Proceedings of SLTC 2018, Stockholm, October 7-9, 2018
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Swedish
Language en
Keywords second language learning, lexicon, multi-word expressions, level prediction
Subject categories General Language Studies and Linguistics, Specific Languages, Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)


Multi-word expressions (MWE) are assumed to be good predictors of language learner proficiency, however, there are no methods to establish at which level which MWEs can be assumed to be known. In this study we look at whether the target (proficiency) level of MWEs can be calculated based on the known level of its constituents.

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