CORPORATE

 

a) Keyness

 

The lemma ‘corporate’ was the forty-second most significant key word in the BEC corpus.

 

N

Word

bec freq.

bec.lst %

bnc freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

42

CORPORATE

277

0.03

33

 

410.6

0.000000

 

b) Semantic Prosody

 

Left: One small group identified.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 278 & %

example

extremes

23 - 8.27%

almost $8 billion worth of corporate debt

heavy corporate tax issue

powerful corporate brands

 

Right: Four groups identified.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 278 & %

example

money/finance

50 - 17.98%

corporate bonds

corporate earnings

corporate insolvency

people/groups of people

36 - 12.94%

corporate customer

corporate executive

corporate staff

places

19 - 6.83%

corporate America

corporate Korea

corporate head quarters

business activities

35 - 12.58%

corporate development

corporate management

corporate takeovers

 

 

 

c) Three-word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

corporate finance #

5

2

corporate head office

4

3

finance #

4

4

to the corporate

4

 

 

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

e) Colligation

 

Only 1 sense given in COBUILD (relating to business corporations or a particular business corporation)

100% of sample

Patterns: Adjective, adjective-noun

 

Other patterns:

 

i) Strong tendency to form compound nouns:

corporate bonds, corporate borrowers, corporate customers,

corporate finance, corporate headquarters, corporate identity, corporate profits, corporate recovery

 

f) Associates

 

N

WORD

NO. OF FILES

AS %

1

CORPORATE

17

100.00

2

COMPANY

9

52.94

3

COMPANIES

9

52.94

4

BUSINESS

8

47.06

5

MANAGEMENT

7

41.18

6

MARKET

7

41.18

7

FINANCIAL

7

41.18

8

PROFIT

7

41.18

9

SHARE

6

35.29

10

TERM

6

35.29

11

OUR

6

35.29

12

YEAR

6

35.29

13

SALES

5

29.41

14

CAPITAL

5

29.41

15

CASH

5

29.41

16

SYSTEMS

5

29.41

17

ASSETS

5

29.41

18

ACCOUNTING

5

29.41

19

INVESTMENTS

5

29.41

20

GROUP

5

29.41

21

EARNINGS

5

29.41

22

CUSTOMERS

5

29.41

23

COMPANY'S

5

29.41

24

ITS

5

29.41