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Fig 2. Grammar relationships, grouped according to POS

Y-axis shows prevalence as a percentage of the aggregate sum (n=9561). X-axis lists the various grammatical relationships included for discussion, grouped according to high-level grammatical part-of-speech.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1711v2/supp-1

Fig 3. Overview of key grammar relationships

X-axis maps average term frequency per grammar relationship (importance), while Y-axis maps prevalence (term count * frequency). Bubble size represents term count (challenge). Only categories with term count > 100 are labelled.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1711v2/supp-2

Microsoft Word - 20160201_Collocations_MS_3.4 (PeerJ Preprint).docx Microsoft Word - 20160201_Collocations_MS_3.4 (PeerJ Preprint).docx Table 1. Example output

Final output generated as shown here. Each column denotes: a) frequency per million (FREQ); b) term part at the head of a given collocation (LEFT); c) term part at the end of a collocation (RIGHT); d) grammar relationship between LEFT and RIGHT (GR).

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1711v2/supp-3

Microsoft Word - 20160201_Collocations_MS_3.4 (PeerJ Preprint).docx Table 2. Top grammar relationships within medical English usage

Term Count (Percent) includes terms not shown; n = 5436. Term Frequency reflects term occurrence per million terms. Prevalence (Percent) is based on overall aggregate prevalence (count * frequency), n = 9561.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1711v2/supp-4

Table 3. Example usage for “V obj N”

Examples above represent a sample of the data set corresponding to the grammatical relationship, “V obj N”. For this group, passive constructions are shown to demonstrate collocational behavior identical to their active construction counterparts.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1711v2/supp-5

Supplemental Table 1

Microsoft Word - 20160201_Collocations_MS_3.4 (PeerJ Preprint).docx Overview of miscellaneous verbs and adverbial phrases.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1711v2/supp-6

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Competing Interests

The author declares that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Alberto A Gayle conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Partial tables are provided. Provision of complete or redacted data set may be permissible, pending review.


The author received no funding for this work.

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