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An Overview from l925 to l975
The Nature of Idiom
Two Scales of Idiomaticity
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ation Australian blue Cao Cao chalk from cheese Chinese collocations compositional function context contrast Cowie and Mackin criteria criterion defining definition of idiom different as chalk English Idioms example expressions fact feature figurative free morphemes French given language grammar Hockett homonymous idioms homonymous literal counterparts hyperbole identified idiom types idioms of decoding instance institutionalised interpretation kick the bucket lexemes lexical constituents lexical integrity Lexicography linguistic literal/non-literal Makkai manifest metaphor morphemes morpho-syntactic Nazi Germany non-idiomatic non-literal Occam's razor one's opaque Oxford Oxford English Dictionary parallelism peculiarities of encoding permutation phrasal verbs polysemy preposition properties of idiom pure idiom Questionnaire Raj Quartet red carpet reduplicated result rhetorical scale of idiomaticity scratching each other's Selepet semantic semantic opacity sememic idioms sense set phrases sharing drinks simile Sinhala slang smell a rat Spanish speakers Sydney Morning Herald syntactic transformational constraints translation twist somebody's arm types of idiom Vietnamese white lies