Positive Keywords in the BEC

 

The lists below show those words found to occur with unusual frequency in the BEC. They have first been placed into a grammatical class (after lemmatisation) using Ljung's (1990) categorisation. On viewing each group I found they seemed to fall into a limited number of distinct semantic groups. Therefore, each word class has been further subdivided into semantic groupings. These were based on my intuition and another researcher may wish to re-categorise them. I have simply found this a simple way to help in the materials making process.

 

Grammatical Categorisation of BEC Positive Keywords

Semantic categorisation of BEC Positive Keyword Nouns

Semantic categorisation of BEC Positive Keyword Verbs

Semantic categorisation of BEC Positive Keyword Adjectives

Semantic categorisation of BEC Positive Keyword Noun/Verbs