EMPLOYEE

 

a) Keyness

 

The lemma ‘employee’ was the three hundred and seventh most key word in the BEC corpus.

 

N

Word

Freq.

bec.lst %

Freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

74

EMPLOYEE

307

0.03

94

-

299.6

0.000000

 

b) Semantic Prosody:

 

Left: One small group identified. Additionally, there were examples found of  the nature of the employees’ relationship to the company (direct employee, long-term employee) but not enough to constitute a recognisable group.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/122 & %

example

employee’s company

12 -9.83%

Each Companyname employee must avoid conflicts

a former Emerson employee

 

Right: One group identified concerning benefits provided by the company for the employees.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/122 & %

example

employee benefits

17 - 13.93%

key personnel employee benefits

employee retirement plan

employee health care

employee restaurants

 

 

c) Three-word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

employee stock ownership

5

2

by the employee

4

3

the employee shall

4

4

the employee will

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

e) Colligation

 

COBUILD Sense 1 (a person who is paid to work for an organisation or another person)

100% of sample (only one sense given in COBUILD)

Pattern: Count noun

If an employee is employed monthly ...

 

Other patterns:

 

i) Indefinite expressions of amount: (each, every)

7 instances - 5.73% of sample

Each employee is required to protect the group’s interest

Every employee has an impact

 

 

f) Associates

 

N

WORD

NO. OF FILES

AS %

1

EMPLOYEE

8

100.00

2

COMPANY

6

75.00

3

BUSINESS

6

75.00

4

TAX

5

62.50