This edited collection presents the state of the art in research related to lexical combinations and their restrictions in Spanish from a variety of theoretical approaches, ranging from Explanatory Combinatorial Lexicology to Distributed Morphology and Generative Lexicon Theory.


Section 1 offers a presentation of the main theoretical and descriptive approaches to collocation.

Section 2 explores collocation from the point of view of its lexicographical representation, while Section 3 offers a pedagogical perspective.

Section 4 surveys current research on collocation in Catalan, Galician and Basque.


Collocations and other lexical combinations in Spanish will be of interest to students of Hispanic linguistics.

chapter |6 pages


part |2 pages

SECTION 3 Pedagogical perspectives

part |2 pages

SECTION 4 Research in other Iberian languages

chapter 15|10 pages

Lexical combinatorics in Catalan

chapter 16|9 pages

Lexical combinations in Galician