Collocations as a Language Resource

A functional and cognitive study in English phraseology

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Are collocations problems or solutions to problems? If you take the perspective of the foreign learner, as in traditional phraseology, they are certainly challenging, and they have therefore been categorized as arbitrary, or even defective, deviations from an assumed norm of full compositionality. This is a paradox because their ubiquity in language and their importance for language proficiency are undisputed. The book provides a critical review of the traditional phraseological approach to collocations with its classical categories and its roots in structural and generative linguistics as well as traditional Russian phraseology. Instead, it proposes a theory of collocations as an independent functional domain, no longer characterized as “odd comings-together of words” that are neither fully compositional nor fully idiomatic. It fills a research gap and should appeal to phraseologists and cognitive linguists as well as psycholinguists, neurolinguists, corpus linguists, PhD-students and other advanced students of linguistics who are interested in exploring collocations as a language resource and may be interested in contributing to it.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 71]  Expected April 2022.  xv, 325 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
List of tables
List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The foundations of the phraseological approach
Chapter 3. Collocations in a functional and cognitive framework
Chapter 4. Collocations as a language resource: Winding up
References
Subjects & Metadata

Terminology & Lexicography

Lexicography
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
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