WALL STREET

 

 

a) Keyness

 

ĎWall Streetí was the twenty-third most significant two-word cluster in the BEC corpus.

 

N

Word

bec freq.

bec.lst %

bnc freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

23

WALL STREET

111

0.01

0

-

237.7

0.000000

 

b) Semantic Prosody

 

Left: Two groups identified.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 126& %

example

good news

13 - 10.31%

Itís celebration time on Wall Street.

bankers have done well on Wall Street

bad news

10 - 7.93%

a serious setback on Wall Street

Stocks plummeted on Wall Street

the jitters resumed on Wall Street today

 

Right: Four groups identified.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 126 & %

example

good news

(positive)

8- 6.34%

Wall Street had another good year

Wall Streetís profit picture couldnít be sunnier

bad news

(negative)

11 - 8.73%

Wall Street crash

Wall Streetís darkest day

Wall Street bitterness

people

9 - 7.14%

Wall Street analysts

Wall Street columnist

companies/institutions

12 - 9.52%

Wall Street firms

Wall Streetís investment banks

 

 

c) Three-word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

on wall street

38

2

the wall street

9

3

that wall street

6

4

wall street was

6

5

and wall street

4

6

wall street journal

4

 

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

 

e) Colligation

 

i) noun + on + wall street

22 instances - 17.46% of sample

 

 

f) Associates

 

 

N

WORD

NO. OF FILES

AS %

1

WALL STREET

15

100.00

2

THE DOW

8

53.33

3

ON WALL

5

33.33

4

NEW YORK

5

33.33