DISTRIBUTION

 

a) Keyness

 

The lemma ‘distribution’ was the six hundred and fiftieth most significant key word in the BEC corpus.

 

N

Word

bec freq.

bec.lst %

bnc freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

650

DISTRIBUTION

149

0.01

136

-

38.7

0.000000

 

b) Semantic Prosody

 

Left: Three groups found. In the third group (nature of distribution) 4 of the adjectives describe the type of agreement in place: exclusive(x2)/joint/sole distribution.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 146 & %

example

product/service

(what is distributed)

24 - 16.43%

indoor TV aerial distribution

controlled air distribution

place/macro-level demarcation

(where distribution takes place)

8 - 5.47 %

UK distribution

global distribution

nature of distribution

 

13 - 8.9%

automated distribution

electronic distribution

 

Right: One main group noted.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/ 146 & %

example

infrastructure

28 - 19.17%

distribution channel

distribution system

distribution network

 

 

c) Three-word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

the revenue distribution

12

2

revenue distribution accounting

7

3

the distribution of

6

4

and distribution of

4

5

channels of distribution

4

6

distribution agreement with

4

 

 

 

 

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

e) Colligation

 

COBUILD Sense 1 (giving or delivering things - dispersal)

144 instances - 98.63% of sample

Patterns: Uncount noun

the maximum amount available for distribution to the company

distribution of Hercules shares

 

COBUILD Sense 2 (how much of something there is in a given place/how much each individual has)

2 instances - 1.36% of sample

Patterns: Variable noun

new patterns for the distribution of work, this should result in the distribution of hardship

 

Other patterns:

 

i) distribution + of + noun (group) - these show products/services/things

19 instances - 13.01% of sample

distribution of tableware, distribution of eyeglasses, distribution of financial information

 

f) Associates

 

The word ‘distribution’ was key in 3 files. No associates > =5 were found.