Publisher: Zanichelli Editore SpA
Dizionario delle collocazioni
Expressing ideas more effectively
In linguistics the term ‘collocation’ is used to mean a combination of lexical items that regularly or habitually occurs together, and sounds natural, in speech or writing. The way words combine in a language is not determined by rules of syntax or grammar but is instead established through repeated context-dependent use within the language community. As a simple example: in Italian we say caffè forte and computer potente, but it would not be natural to say caffè potente or computer forte.
The Dizionario delle collocazioni is specifically designed to help choose the right words to express ideas in an effective way. With a selection of about 200,000 collocations it is also a useful tool to develop an increased range of vocabulary and facility of expression in idiomatic Italian.
Fact and figures
– 200,000 collocations
– 6,000 entries
– 40 pages
– DVD-Rom with the complete dictionary content plus the Assistente Linguistico, a practical device that suggests words while writing.