Phraseological Units: Basic Concepts and Their Application

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David John Allerton, Nadja Nesselhauf, Paul Skandera
Schwabe Verlag Basel, 2004 - Phraseology - 188 pages
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Phraseological Units: basic concepts and their applicationPhraseology, an established concept in central and eastern Europe, has in recent years received increasing attention in the English-speaking world. It has long been clear to language learners and teachers that a native speaker's competence in a language goes well beyond a lexico-semantic knowledge of the individual words and the grammatical rules for combining them into sentences; linguistic competence also includes a familiarity with restricted collocations (like break the rules), idioms (like spill the beans in a non-literal sense) and proverbs (like Revenge is sweet), as well as the ability to produce or understand metaphorical interpretations. The first five papers of this volume set out to define the basic phraseological concepts collocation, idiom, proverb, metaphor and the related one of compound (-word). The remaining six papers explore a series of issues involving analytic, quantitative, computational and lexicographic aspects of phraseological units. The volume, as a whole, is a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to this blossoming field of linguistics.

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Contents

What are idioms?
23
What are metaphors?
37
What are compounds?
53
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International Cooper Series on English Language and Literature (ICSELL)Series Editors: David John Allerton, Willy Elmer, Balz Engler, Hartwig Isernhagen The International Cooper Series on English Language and Literature (which appeared from 1956 to 1990 under the title "Cooper Monographs"), usually known as ICSELL, is from 2001 onwards being published by Schwabe. The series is international both in the range of scholars represented in it and in the prominence given to comparative topics from linguistics and literary studies. It encompasses the English language in all its forms and aspects and all genres of literature throughout the English-speaking world. This gives due recognition to the international status of English, something that is particularly evident in Switzerland, and, most appropriately, it is the international nature of the English language that provides the topic for the first volume to appear at the new publishers (Perspectives on English as a World Language).The editors of ICSELL are the professors of English at the University of the city variously known as Basle, Basel and Bâle, and internationally situated on the Rhine at the junction of Switzerland, Germany and France.

International Cooper Series on English Language and Literature (ICSELL)Series Editors: David John Allerton, Willy Elmer, Balz Engler, Hartwig Isernhagen The International Cooper Series on English Language and Literature (which appeared from 1956 to 1990 under the title "Cooper Monographs"), usually known as ICSELL, is from 2001 onwards being published by Schwabe. The series is international both in the range of scholars represented in it and in the prominence given to comparative topics from linguistics and literary studies. It encompasses the English language in all its forms and aspects and all genres of literature throughout the English-speaking world. This gives due recognition to the international status of English, something that is particularly evident in Switzerland, and, most appropriately, it is the international nature of the English language that provides the topic for the first volume to appear at the new publishers (Perspectives on English as a World Language).The editors of ICSELL are the professors of English at the University of the city variously known as Basle, Basel and Bâle, and internationally situated on the Rhine at the junction of Switzerland, Germany and France.

International Cooper Series on English Language and Literature (ICSELL)Series Editors: David John Allerton, Willy Elmer, Balz Engler, Hartwig Isernhagen The International Cooper Series on English Language and Literature (which appeared from 1956 to 1990 under the title "Cooper Monographs"), usually known as ICSELL, is from 2001 onwards being published by Schwabe. The series is international both in the range of scholars represented in it and in the prominence given to comparative topics from linguistics and literary studies. It encompasses the English language in all its forms and aspects and all genres of literature throughout the English-speaking world. This gives due recognition to the international status of English, something that is particularly evident in Switzerland, and, most appropriately, it is the international nature of the English language that provides the topic for the first volume to appear at the new publishers (Perspectives on English as a World Language).The editors of ICSELL are the professors of English at the University of the city variously known as Basle, Basel and Bâle, and internationally situated on the Rhine at the junction of Switzerland, Germany and France.

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