Phraseology: Theory, Analysis, and Applications

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A. P. Cowie
OUP Oxford, Aug 27, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
Over the last twenty years phraseology has become an important field of pure and applied research in Western European and North American linguistics. In this book the world's leading specialists examine the crucial role played by ready-made word-combinations in language acquisition and adult language use. After a wide-ranging introduction, the book presents full, critical accounts of the main theoretical approaches, analyses the corpus data and phrase typology, and finally considers the application of phraseology to associated disciplines including lexicography, language learning, stylistics, and computational analysis. This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the subject to be published in English.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Theoretical Perspectives The Russian Tradition the Cultural Element
21
Collocations and Lexical Functions
23
Phraseology as a Language of Culture Its Role in the Representation of a Collective Mentality
55
Phraseology in Written and Spoken Corpora
77
Frequencies and Forms of Phrasal Lexemes in English
79
On the Phraseology of Spoken English The Evidence of Recurrent WordCombinations
101
Phraseology in SpecialPurpose Languages and ForeignLearner Language
123
Prefabricated Patterns in Advanced EFL Writing Collocations and Formulae
145
The Phraseology of Learners Academic Writing
161
Phraseology and the Dictionary
187
Discovering Significant Lexical Functions in Dictionary Entries
189
Phraseological Dictionaries Some EastWest Comparisons
209
References
229
Index
245
Copyright

The Stylistic Potential of Phraseological Units in the Light of Genre Analysis
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A. P. Cowie is Honorary Reader in Lexicography at the School of English, University of Leeds. He is editor of the 'International Journal of Lexicography'. He is also the editor and contributor to 'The Dictionary and the Language Learner' (1987), 'Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary of Current English' (fourth edition, 1989), 'Oxford Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs' (1993), and the author of 'English Dictionaries for Foreign Learners: A History' (1999).