EXPORT

 

a) Keyness

 

The lemma ‘export’ was the one hundred and twelfth most significant key word in the BEC corpus.

 

N

Word

bec freq.

bec.lst %

bnc freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

112

EXPORT

216

0.02

67

-

209.0

0.000000

 

b) Semantic Prosody

 

Left: No groups identified.

 

 

Right: Three groups identified.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 161 & %

example

people/groups of people

34 - 21.11%

export advisor

export development counsellor

export manager

documentation

10 - 6.21%

export price list

export form

export vouchers

limitations/control

11 - 6.83%

export controls

export restrictions

export regulations

 

 

 

c) Three-word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

the export development

7

2

export development counsellors

6

3

import and export

6

4

personname export sales

6

5

companyname personname export

4

6

export development counsellor

4

7

export sales executive

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

 

e) Colligation

 

Used overwhelmingly as a noun:

Verb: 6 instances - 3.72% of sample

Noun: 155 instances - 96.27% of the sample

 

COBUILD Sense 1 (verb - selling to another country)

6 instances - 3.72% of sample

Patterns: Verb/verb-noun-to

I am sending you details of companies who export to Indonesia

 

COBUILD Sense 1 (noun - the selling of products to another country)

153 instances - 95.03% of the sample

Patterns: Uncount noun

goods are supplied for export from the United Kingdom

 

ADDITIONAL  sense - not in COBUILD: (an export file)

1 instance - 0.62% of sample

Patterns: Adjective

Auto-CAD export file

 

ADDITIONAL  sense - not in COBUILD: (Export - the department)

1 instance - 0.62% of sample

Patterns: Uncount noun

Export receive signed PODs from Dublin ...

 

Other patterns:

 

i) A tendency to form part of post-modified compound nouns:

e.g. export department, export documentation, export markets, export orders, export sales

 

f) Associates

 

The word ‘export’ was key in 9 files. The only associate of frequency > =5 was ‘export’ itself.