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Rethinking Idiomaticity - A Usage-based Approach (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,165
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Rethinking Idiomaticity - A Usage-based Approach (Paperback): Stefanie Wulff

Rethinking Idiomaticity - A Usage-based Approach (Paperback)

Stefanie Wulff

Series: Corpus and Discourse

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This is the first study to explore the complex nature of idiomaticity, by bringing a quantitative corpus-linguistic approach and judgement data. Being presented with phrases of the kind, 'take the plunge' and 'write a letter', native speakers of English tend to agree that the former is more idiomatic that the latter. What exactly is it about these two phrases that guide speakers' judgements? Adopting a usage-based perspective, this study addresses the question 'which factors do speakers rely upon when assessing the idiomaticity of a construction?'. "Rethinking Idiomaticity" is the first study to bring together a quantitative corpus-linguistic approach and quantitative judgement data to explore the nature of idiomaticity as a complex concept that comprises semantic and formal variation parameters. Wulff's fascinating book is suitable for researchers and postgraduates in the fields of lexicography, phraseology, corpus linguistics and those who are employing quantitative approaches. Cognitive linguists interested in the empirical underpinnings of their theoretical assumptions will also find this required reading. The Corpus and Discourse series consists of two strands. The first, "Research in Corpus and Discourse", features innovative contributions to various aspects of corpus linguistics and a wide range of applications, from language technology via the teaching of a second language to a history of mentalities. The second strand, "Studies in Corpus and Discourse", is comprised of key texts bridging the gap between social studies and linguistics. Although equally academically rigorous, this strand will be aimed at a wider audience of academics and postgraduate students working in both disciplines.

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Imprint: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of origin: United States
Series: Corpus and Discourse
Release date: September 2010
First published: November 2010
Authors: Stefanie Wulff
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 252
ISBN-13: 978-1-4411-1644-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Semantics (meaning)
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Computational linguistics
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Semantics (meaning) > General
LSN: 1-4411-1644-3
Barcode: 9781441116444

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