Phraseology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Sylviane Granger, Fanny Meunier
John Benjamins Publishing, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 422 pages
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Long regarded as a peripheral issue, phraseology is now taking centre stage in a wide range of fields. This recent explosion of interest undoubtedly has a great deal to do with the development of corpus linguistics research, which has both demonstrated the key role of phraseological expressions in language and provided researchers with automated methods of extraction and analysis. The aim of this volume is to take stock of current research in phraseology from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, descriptive, contrastive, cultural, lexicographic and computational. It contains overview chapters by leading experts in the field and a series of case studies focusing on a wide range of multiword units: collocations, similes, idioms, routine formulae and recurrent phrases. The volume is an invitation for experienced phraseologists to look at the field with different eyes and a useful introduction for the many researchers who are intrigued by phraseology but need help in finding their way in this rich but complex domain.
  

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Contents

A brief survey
3
Disentangling the phraseological web
27
A unified approach to semantic frames and collocational patterns
51
A view from
67
Noncompositionality
81
Fixed phrases in general reference corpora
95
Phrasal similes in the BNC
127
The phrasal patterns of two frequent nouns
143
A crosslinguistic
243
The case
259
The case of Japanese and English idioms of anger
275
Automatic extraction of translation equivalents of phrasal and light
293
Dictionaries and collocation
313
An overview
337
A computational lexicography approach to phraseologisms
361
Extracting specialized collocations using lexical functions
377

A corpusdriven study
159
Fixed expressions extenders and metonymy in the speech of people
175
An overview
191
Figurative phraseology and culture
207
Critical observations on the cultureboundness of phraseology
229
Combined statistical and grammatical criteria for the retrieval
391
Envoi
407
Subject index
417
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