CASH FLOW

 

a) Keyness

 

‘Cash flow’ was the fifty-ninth most significant two word cluster in the BEC corpus.

 

N

Word

bec freq.

bec.lst %

bnc freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

59

CASH FLOW

66

-

0

-

141.3

0.000000

 

 

b) Semantic Prosody

 

Left: Very small sample size but two groups identified.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 66 & %

example

availability

8- 12.12%

free cash flow

helping cash flow*

5 - 7.57%

this will improve the  cash flow for small and medium-sized companies

 

*Includes two instances of right of the node collocation, e.g. cash flow maximization.

 

Right: One group identified. This shows slightly more interest in negative than positive aspects of cash flow:

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 66 & %

example

negative

6 - 9.09%

severe cash flow difficulties

solve their cash flow problems

 

 

c) Three-word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

cash flow and

9

2

free cash flow

8

3

cash flow from

5

4

the cash flow

5

5

cash flow for

4

6

cash flow is

4

 

 

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

 

e) Colligation

 

i) Tendency to form three-word noun phrases:

cash flow management, cash flow maximization, cash flow monitoring, free cash flow

 

ii) cash flow + (plural) noun:

17 instances - 25.75% of sample

 

 

f) Associates

 

The cluster ‘cash flow’ was key in 6 files. The only associate of frequency > =5 was ‘cash flow’ itself.