Collocations in Basquea test for classification

  1. Altzibar Aretxabaleta, Xabier
  2. Bilbao López, Xabier
  3. Garai Bilbao, Koldo Jule
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory [Recurso electrónico]: Barcelona, September 8-9, 2011
  1. Boguslavsky, Igor (ed. lit.)
  2. Wanner, Leo (ed. lit.)

Publisher: [S.l. : s.n.], 2011

ISBN: 978-84-615-1

Year of publication: 2011

Pages: 1-12

Congress: International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory (5. 2011. Barcelona)

Type: Conference paper


This work presents an initial attempt to classify collocations in Basque, since there are at present no dictionaries of collocations or word combinations in this language. We take as our reference point the taxonomy of Spanish by G. Corpas (1996), making allowances for the distinctive features of Basque morphosyntactic structures and current usage. We classify the collocations by their morphosyntactic structure and specify the base in each case, all with examples of common productions taken from the media and from spoken language. We also establish the principal lexical functions that appear in the examples.