A Word Sketch of ‘Foreigners’

Using Sketch Engine http://www.sketchengine.co.uk/ it is possible to make a word sketch of the word foreigner.

word sketch



The verbs collocating with foreigner are quite interesting.

There are: target, deport, abduct, expose, kidnap, warn and kill.

On a more positive side there are: hire, assist, appoint, include and attract.

It does appear though that there is a substantial amount of negativity attached to individuals labelled as a foreigner.


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