STOCK MARKET

 

‘Stock market’ was the two hundred and twenty-second most significant two-word cluster in the BEC corpus.

 

a) Keyness

 

 

N

Word

bec freq.

bec.lst %

bnc freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

220

STOCK MARKET

69

-

18

-

74.1

0.000000

 

b) Semantic Prosody

 

Left: One group identified.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 70 & %

example

places

(where the stock market is)

13 - 18.57%

American stock market

Sao Paulo stock market

the New York Stock Market

 

Right: Two groups identified.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 70 & %

example

trouble & downward movement

18 - 25.71%

stock market crash

stock market turmoil

sent the Sao Paulo stock market tumbling

positive/upward movement

4 - 5.71%

stock market gains

 

 

 

c) Three-word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

the stock market

38

2

on the stock

8

3

in the stock

5

4

a stock market

4

5

stock market crash

3

6

to the stock

3

 

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

 

e) Colligation

 

i) verb + noun + on + the + stock market/

noun + on + the + stock market/

verb + on + the + stock market:

8 instances - 11.42% of the sample.

 

 

 

ii) stock market + (plural) noun (forming noun phrases):

18 instances - 25.71% of sample

 

 

f) Associates

 

‘Stock market’ was key in 5 files. No associates of frequency >5 were found.