Kollokationen – ein vernachlässigtes Gebiet der DaF-Didaktik?

Joanna Targońska

Abstract


Collocations, a highly specific group of set phrases, play an important role in the process of foreign language learning and acquisition. While their importance is unquestioned, they constitute a frequent source of errors, because the learners do not focus their attention on a collocation's form. What's more, they frequently assume that specific fixed sequences of words may be freely transferred from one language to another. In this paper we argue that collocations are in fact a neglected or even unrecognized aspect of teaching German as a foreign language. First, we discuss the relevance of the issue in foreign language teaching and learning. Next, we present an overview of research on collocations. Finally, we turn to an account of the results of our empirical study supporting the thesis as framed in the title.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13092/lo.68.1638