DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16023

Published:

2021-01-03

Issue:

Vol. 22 No. 2 (2020): July-December

Section:

Teaching Issues

A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners

Un estudio sobre el uso de combinaciones de palabras en estudiantes de administración

Authors

Keywords:

business, collocations, ESL learners, lexicography, second language acquisition (en).

Keywords:

administración, combinaciones de palabras, estudiantes de inglés como segunda lengua, lexicografía, adquisición de segunda lengua (es).

Abstract (en)

Previous studies have reported lack of collocational competence and difficulties among English as a second language (ESL) learners. However, collocation is crucial in second language acquisition. This research examined the receptive and productive knowledge of collocations among the business students of COMSATS University Islamabad Vehari Campus who studied ESL. It also investigated the gap in the use of collocations at a receptive and productive level. The sample included 61 males and 39 females out of the total sample size of 100. Employing a quantitative approach, we gathered the data through a questionnaire and two collocations tests, and we analysed them via SPSS version 20. The overall result of the collocation test indicated that 66.4% of the respondents had the correct answer at the receptive level compared with only 33.7% at the productive level. Moreover, the statistical result presented a great gap in the ability to utilise collocations at the productive and receptive levels. This result also affirmed that despite their ability to understand the collocations, the students had difficulties in identifying proper English collocations confidently. Local and native language experiences might be one of the reasons that caught the students from being more confident in identifying the English collocations. 

Abstract (es)

Previos estudios han informado de la falta de competencia en la ubicación y las dificultades entre los estudiantes de inglés como segunda lengua (ESL). Sin embargo, las colocaciones son cruciales en la adquisición de un segundo idioma. Esta investigación examinó el conocimiento receptivo y productivo de las colocaciones entre los estudiantes de administración de la Universidad COMSATS de Islamabad (Campus de Vehari) que estudiaron ESL. También investigó la brecha en el uso de colocaciones a nivel receptivo y productivo. La muestra incluyó 61 hombres y 39 mujeres, de un total de 100. Empleando un enfoque cuantitativo, recopilamos los datos mediante un cuestionario y dos pruebas de colocaciones, y los analizamos por medio del programa SPSS versión 20. El resultado general de la prueba de colocación indicó que el 66,4 % de los encuestados tenía la respuesta correcta a nivel receptivo y solo el 33,7 % a nivel productivo. Además, el resultado estadístico presentó una gran brecha en la capacidad de utilizar colocaciones en los niveles productivo y receptivo. Este resultado también afirmó que, a pesar de su capacidad para comprender las colocaciones, los estudiantes tenían dificultades para identificar con seguridad las colocaciones adecuadas en inglés. (...)

Author Biographies

Nazia Suleman, COMSATS University Vehari Campus

Nazia Suleman has been serving as an Assistant Professor at COMSATS University. Vehari campus for the last ten years. Her Ph.D. is on the verge of completion from Women University Multan. Her research interest lies in multi-disciplinary areas like applied linguistics, feminism, second language learning, terminology, and terminography, etc.

Ali Ahmed, COMSATS University Vehari Campus

Dr. Ali Ahmed has been serving as an Assistant Professor at COMSATS University Vehari campus for the last ten years.  He leads the department of humanities currently in the capacity of department heads. He completed his Ph.D. from Bahauddin Zakria University Multan, Pakistan in the field of English. His research interest lies in humanities and especially linguistics key areas including lexicography, English language teaching, discourse analysis, and lexicology.

Uzma Nazar, COMSATS University Vehari Campus

Uzma Nazar has been serving as a lecturer at COMSATS University Vehari campus for the last 3 years. She desires to opt for Ph.D. studies as soon as she gets a suitable opportunity. Her research interest lies in multi-disciplinary areas like applied linguistics, feminism, second language learning, etc.

Hina Shaheen, COMSATS University Vehari Campus

Hina Shaheen is a lecturer at COMSATS University Vehari campus from the last five years. She holds a master's in Linguistics.  She intends to pursue her Ph.D. from an institute of repute in linguistics.  His research interests lie in the multidisciplinary fields of key importance like applied linguistics and humanities in general

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Suleman, N., Deep, S., Othman, H. ., Ahmed, A., Abbas, M. Z., Nawaz, M. Z., Nazar, U., & Shaheen, H. (2021). A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 22(2). https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16023

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Suleman, N., Deep, S., Othman, H. , Ahmed, A., Abbas, M.Z., Nawaz, M.Z., Nazar, U. and Shaheen, H. 2021. A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 22, 2 (Jan. 2021). DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16023.

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Suleman, N.; Deep, S.; Othman, H. .; Ahmed, A.; Abbas, M. Z.; Nawaz, M. Z.; Nazar, U.; Shaheen, H. A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners. Colomb. appl. linguist. j 2021, 22.

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SULEMAN, N.; DEEP, S.; OTHMAN, H. .; AHMED, A.; ABBAS, M. Z.; NAWAZ, M. Z.; NAZAR, U.; SHAHEEN, H. A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], v. 22, n. 2, 2021. DOI: 10.14483/22487085.16023. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/16023. Acesso em: 6 mar. 2021.

Chicago

Suleman, Nazia, Sadia Deep, Hussain Othman, Ali Ahmed, Muhammad Zahid Abbas, Muhammad Zahid Nawaz, Uzma Nazar, and Hina Shaheen. 2021. “A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 22 (2). https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16023.

Harvard

Suleman, N., Deep, S., Othman, H. ., Ahmed, A., Abbas, M. Z., Nawaz, M. Z., Nazar, U. and Shaheen, H. (2021) “A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 22(2). doi: 10.14483/22487085.16023.

IEEE

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N. Suleman, “A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners”, Colomb. appl. linguist. j, vol. 22, no. 2, Jan. 2021.

MLA

Suleman, N., S. Deep, H. . Othman, A. Ahmed, M. Z. Abbas, M. Z. Nawaz, U. Nazar, and H. Shaheen. “A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol. 22, no. 2, Jan. 2021, doi:10.14483/22487085.16023.

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Suleman, Nazia, Sadia Deep, Hussain Othman, Ali Ahmed, Muhammad Zahid Abbas, Muhammad Zahid Nawaz, Uzma Nazar, and Hina Shaheen. “A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 22, no. 2 (January 3, 2021). Accessed March 6, 2021. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/16023.

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Suleman N, Deep S, Othman H, Ahmed A, Abbas MZ, Nawaz MZ, Nazar U, Shaheen H. A Study On the Use of Collocations in Business Class Learners. Colomb. appl. linguist. j [Internet]. 2021Jan.3 [cited 2021Mar.6];22(2). Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/16023

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