GLOBAL

 

 

a) Keyness

 

The lemma ‘global’ was the thirty-fourth most significant key word in the BEC corpus.

 

N

Word

bec freq.

bec.lst %

bnc freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

32

GLOBAL

324

0.03

34

-

497.6

0.000000

 

b) Semantic Prosody

 

Left: No clear groups identified

 

 

Right: Several small but distinct groups were identified. The sample was, however, skewed by the large number of references to company names that included the word ‘global’, for example, Global Alliance, Trans-Global Sports, The Global Human Resource Institute. It may also be suggested, however, that the broad connotations of the word ‘global’ make it an attractive company name.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 324 & %

example

(business) characteristics/qualities

13 - 4.01%

global ability

global competitiveness

business activities

57 - 17.59%

global branding

global investment

global purchasing

global business

products

15 - 4.62%

global brands

global exports

the global chip business

companies/institutions

54 - 16.66%

global auto maker

global firm

global company

people

18 - 5.55%

global expert

global manager

global strategist

economic/financial indicators

26 - 8.02%

global deflation

global markets

global profit and loss

 

 

c) Three-word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

institute for global

18

2

the institute for

18

3

for global business

17

4

global sports ltd

13

5

trans-global sports

13

6

global human resource

12

7

of the global

11

8

human resource institute

10

9

the global human

9

10

in a global

5

11

of a global

5

12

of the institute

5

13

the global economy

5

14

a global scale

4

15

alliance value investors

4

16

global alliance value

4

17

in the global

4

18

on a global

4

19

the global hr

4

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

 

e) Colligation

 

COBUILD Sense 1 (something that happens in all parts of the world = worldwide)

100% of the sample

Patterns: Adjective

Amazon.com, the global book distributor

 

 

Other patterns:

 

i) Central position in three-word noun phrases:

19 instances - 5.86% of sample

aggressive global backing, leading global distributor, single global brand, major global projects

 

ii) Has a strong tendency to be post-modified into compound nouns:

global economy, global market, global brand, global business

 

 

 

f) Associates

 

N

WORD

NO. OF FILES

AS %

1

GLOBAL

23

100.00

2

BUSINESS

9

39.13

3

SYSTEMS

7

30.43

4

COMPANY

7

30.43

5

INTERNATIONAL

6

26.09

6

ITS

5

21.74