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Word Groups

Word Groups

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WORD-GROUPS 
 
I. VALENCY OF WORDS
 
Words put together to form lexical unitsmake phrases or 
word-groups 
.
The largest two-facet lexical unitcomprising more than one word is the
word-group 
observed on the syntagmaticlevel of analysis. Words are joined together to make up single self-contained lexicalunits.
The two main linguistic factors are the
lexical 
 and the
syntactic 
 
valency 
 of words.
 
1.1. LEXICAL VALENCY 
Words are used in certain lexical contexts, i.e. incombination with other words.
The noun
question 
 
is often combined with suchadjectives as
vital, pressing, urgent, disputable,delicate 
,etc.
This noun is a component of a number of other word-groups, e.g.
to raise a question, a question of great importance, a question of the agenda, of the day 
,
andmany others.
Lexical valency
 is the possibility of lexico-semanticconnections of a word with other words.
 
Lexical collocability
 is the realisation in speech of the potential connections of a word with other words.

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