common idioms


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(An abstract of paper presented at an international conference; by one NEB) Obvious from their especially written language, one feature of students’ language production which goes unnoticed—let alone analyzed—is their so-called ‘creative language’ (after one human language characteristics put forward by Chomsky [1965 and 1966], i.e., the creative aspect of […]

Students’ ‘Creative Language’ in Action: To What Extent Is ...


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(Posting on a topic presented at an international conference; by one NEB) Presenting ‘creative language’: The creative language I mention here is what is formally and academically known as ‘collocation’, which is simply a group of words which belong together and which are accepted to be common and/or English-sounding as […]

‘Creative Language’