General Phraseology

Theory and Practice

ORCID logoIgor Mel’čuk | University of Montreal
ISBN 9789027212962 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027254658 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This book presents a 100% novel approach to phraseology: A language-universal deductive calculus of all theoretically possible phraseological expressions (= phrasemes) is proposed, implemented in 51 rigorously defined notions. Nine major classes of phrasemes are established and illustrated: lexemic idioms (shoot the breeze), lexemic collocations (pay a visit; helicopter parents), lexemic nominemes (the Northern Palmyra) and lexemic clichés (What’s your name?; to put it differently); morphemic idioms (forget), morphemic collocations (Londoner ~ Muscovite), morphemic nominemes (Greenland) and morphemic clichés (antidepressant); and syntactic idioms (Her be late?!?). An additional class of pragmatically constrained lexemic expressions is described: pragmatemes (No parking; At attention!; Roger.). Each phraseme class is supplied with precise methodology for a lexicographic description; a number of lexical entries for representatives of all classes are given. The language data come from English and Russian. General Phraseology: Theory and Practice is meant as a contribution towards the elaboration of a unified notional system for linguistics.
[Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa, 36] 2023.  xiv, 281 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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General Phraseology can be considered a must-read for anyone interested in applied linguistics. Igor Mel'cuk presents in this book, in a very clear and precise manner, the knowledge and notions necessary to understand linguistics applied to phraseology from a comprehensive perspective, as the title of the work indicates. Its well-ordered structure makes it easy to read and guarantees a good understanding of its content, both for a student and for any linguistics professional interested in phraseology.”

Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022049533 | Marc record