SEND

 

a) Keyness

 

The lemma Ďsendí was the one hundred and tenth most significant key word in the BEC corpus.

 

N

Word

bec freq.

bec.lst %

bnc freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

110

SEND

706

0.07

600

0.03

213.6

0.000000

 

b) Semantic Prosody

 

Left: One small group/chunk identified.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 365 & %

example

request (please)

28 - 7.67%

please send your full CV

please send me a catalogue

please send us a tender

 

 

Right: One large group identified. Notable is that many of these documents are business related: invoices, promotional material, a loan agreement, CV, tender

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 365 & %

example

documents

143 - 39.17%

send a confirmation email

send a fax

send a CV

 

 

c) Three-word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

send it to

15

2

going to send

14

3

to send it

14

4

send you a

12

5

to send you

11

6

I will send

9

7

send me a

9

8

are going to

8

9

to send a

8

10

to send me

8

11

if you send

7

12

send you the

7

13

send your CV

7

14

to send them

7

15

your CV to

7

16

can you send

6

17

have to send

6

18

if we send

6

19

send them to

6

20

to send out

6

21

will send you

6

22

you send it

6

23

back to you

5

24

cost to send

5

25

could you send

5

26

fax your CV

5

27

Iíll send you

5

28

need to send

5

29

or fax your

5

30

please send full

5

31

please send me

5

32

please send or

5

33

please send your

5

34

send it back

5

35

send me the

5

36

send or fax

5

37

we can send

5

38

you send me

5

39

you send us

5

40

a copy of

4

41

and Iíll send

4

42

if i send

4

43

if you could

4

44

it to Gardnerís

4

45

send a copy

4

46

send a fax

4

47

send full CV

4

48

send me an

4

49

send me some

4

50

send us a

4

51

they are going

4

52

to send pages

4

53

to send the

4

54

want to send

4

55

will send a

4

56

will send them

4

57

you could send

4

58

you send a

4

59

you send the

4

 

 

 

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

e) Colligation

 

COBUILD Sense 1 (send someone something)

355 instances - 97.26% of sample

Patterns: Verb-noun-noun/verb-noun-to-noun/verb-noun/

send a copy of your letter, send a photocopy to the bookshops, send a fax

 

COBUILD Sense 2 (send someone somewhere)

6 instances - 1.64% of sample

Patterns: Verb-noun

send a technical assistant, send the man in there

 

COBUILD Sense 3 (send someone to an institution such as a school... to stay for a period of time)

Patterns: Verb-noun-to-noun

3 instances - 0.82% of sample

ended up having to send her to hospital, send UA students to educational or business...

 

COBUILD Sense 6 (send someone or something into a state)

Patterns: Verb/verb-noun-preposition

1 instance - 0.27% of sample

bring it to a shuddering halt or even send it in reverse

Other patterns:

 

i) modal/auxiliary + send: (this group expresses the likelihood/necessity/ability of the sending)

96 instances - 26.3% of sample

I could send you copies if you wished, merger that would send shockwaves

 

ii) verb + noun + to + send / verb + to + send

68 instances - 18.63% of sample††††

paying a tax to send a personal message, I propose to send the following

 

iii) noun + to + send

13 instances -3.65%

The address to send all future remittances to is, There is no confirmation number to send you ...

 

iv) phrasal verb:

send out: 13 instances - 3.56% of sample

we need to send out information, weíll send out invitations

 

v) send + personal pronoun:

85 instances -23.28% of sample

 

 

 

f) Associates

 

N

WORD

NO. OF FILES

AS %

1

SEND

12

100.00

2

OK

8

66.67

3

SO

7

58.33

4

BECAUSE

7

58.33

5

WE

7

58.33

6

THAT'S

6

50.00

7

YEAH

6

50.00

8

IT'S

6

50.00

9

RIGHT

6

50.00

10

DO

5

41.67

11

BOOKS

5

41.67

12

MEAN

5

41.67