Collocations and Dictionaries: A Case-Study Applied to Romanian

  • Bogdan Harhătă The Romanian Academy The “Sextil Pușcariu” Institute of Linguistics and Literary History Cluj-Napoca


This paper aims to bring into discussion the need to introduce in Romanian lexicology/lexicography the concept of collocation. The paper briefly provides a convenient definition of the term, applicable to the particular characteristics of Romanian and other Romance languages, and argues that placing collocations in a visible manner within Romanian dictionaries could prove useful to both theoretical approaches, and practical ones, like language learning and translation.