ACHIEVE

 

a) Keyness

 

The lemma ‘achieve’ was the three hundred and sixtieth most significant key word in the BEC corpus.

 

N

Word

Freq.

bec.lst %

Freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

360

ACHIEVE

277

0.03

247

0.01

75.8

0.000000

 

 

b) Semantic Prosody

 

Left: No groups detected.

 

 

Right: Two groups identified. Overwhelming positive prosody.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 141 & %

example

money/cost/prices

24 - 17.02%

achieve a 25% increase in turnover

achieve a better realisation of assets

achieve greater profits

achieve zero defects

positive business outcomes

141 - 100%

achieve a 25% increase in turnover

achieve economic stability

 

 

c) Three-word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

to achieve a

12

2

to achieve this

10

3

in order to

9

4

to achieve the

8

5

order to achieve

7

6

i could achieve

5

7

able to achieve

4

8

necessary to achieve

4

9

to achieve it

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

 

e) Colligation

 

COBUILD: Only one sense noted (accomplish) thus 100% of sample.

 

Other patterns:

 

i) verb + to + achieve/verb + noun (group) + to + achieve:

66 instances - 46.8% of sample

seeking to achieve, this action helped to achieve, work as an integrated team to achieve

 

ii) noun (group) + to + achieve:

12 instances - 8.51% of sample

the need to achieve, shared common strategies to achieve

 

 

f) Associates

 

The word ‘achieve’ was key in 2 files. No associates of frequency > =5 were found.