MANAGER

 

a) Keyness

 

The lemma, Ďmanagerí was the twenty-third most significant key word in the BEC corpus.

 

 

N

Word

bec freq.

bec.lst %

bnc freq.

bnc.lst %

Keyness

P

23

MANAGER

742

0.07

317

0.02

562.4

0.000000

 

 

b) Semantic Prosody

 

Left: One overwhelmingly large group concerning the title of the manager. No negative adjectives about managers noted at all in the sample.

 

semantic prosody

frequency/415 & %

example

titles

293 - 70.6%

bank manager

construction manager

R&D manager

managerís qualities (positive)

11 - 2.65%

forthright, excellent manager

a good manager

managerís origins/nationality

7 - 1.68%

a British manager

an ex-pat manager

company hierarchy

13 - 3.13%

senior manager

co-lead manager

 

Right: No groups identified but see colligation section below.

 

 

c) Three word clusters

 

N

cluster

Freq.

1

manager of the

12

2

the manager of

8

3

general manager of

6

4

the proposal manager

6

5

a bank manager

5

6

a good manager

5

7

of the manager

5

8

the project manager

5

9

the sales manager

5

10

area sales manager

4

11

as a manager

4

12

human resources manager

4

13

manager and the

4

14

national sales manager

4

15

of the company

4

16

sport service manager

4

17

the project manager's

4

18

your bank manager

4

 

 

d) Macro-generic distribution

 

 

e) Colligation

 

COBUILD Sense 1 (person responsible for running whole or part of organisation)

413 instances - 99.51% of sample

Patterns: Count noun

... he was appointed the first General Manager of the groupís fledgling Magazine Division

 

COBUILD Sense 3 (manager of a sports team)

2 instances - 0.48% of sample

Patterns: Count noun

Roy Evans, manager of Liverpool

 

 

 

 

Other patterns:

 

i) Prepositional usage: (determining the relationship of the manager to the company or the job)††

44 instances - 10.6% of sample.

Prepositions: at, for, in, of, with, along (with)

Group Manager at Aerosystems, must designate a manager for the project

 

 

f) Associates

 

N

WORD

NO. OF FILES

AS %

1

MANAGER

17

100.00

2

COMPANY

10

58.82

3

BUSINESS

6

35.29

4

SALES

5

29.41