Keywords: Text Corpus, collocation, node, collocate, statistical analysis, frequency, association measure.


The paper includes a review of scientific works on the importance of corpus and quantitative methods, the problem of connectivity and the ways of collocation study. The article deals with the study of collocations of the emotion JOY in writer’s Text Corpus by the means of statistical methods in modern linguistics. From the point of view of language system described collocations are presented in various structural-semantic forms in author’s idiolect. Meanwhile statistical research represents a list of collocations organized according to absolute and relative frequency and association measures such as T-score and MI-score.


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Lototska, N. (2020). STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF COLLOCATIONS OF THE CONCEPT JOY IN R. IVANYCHUK’S TEXT CORPUS. Scientific Journal of Polonia University, 37(6), 92-98.