Corpus Perspectives on Patterns of Lexis

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A hallmark of corpus linguistics is the study of patterns of language use. The studies presented in this volume all use corpora to investigate patterns of lexis from various perspectives. The first section, “Sequence and Order”, presents theoretical and practical aspects of the linguist’s task of uncovering the principles that determine such patterns. The next section, “Competing Constructions”, discusses the relationship between lexical patterns with similar meanings in the light of diachronic, regional and register variation. New developments in terms of lexicogrammatical meaning and patterning are dealt with in the section “Emerging Patterns”. The final section, “Correlating patterns and meaning”, discusses ways in which meaning can be studied in corpus data despite the lack of narrowly defined search terms. Though situated at different points on a continuum between lexical and grammatical emphasis, the studies all confirm the inseparability of lexis and grammar.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 57]  2013.  viii, 299 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
vii–viii
Introduction
Hilde Hasselgård, Jarle Ebeling and Signe Oksefjell Ebeling
1–10
Sequence and order
Sequence and order: The neo-Firthian tradition of corpus semantics
Michael Stubbs
13–34
Mom and Dad but Men and Women: The sequencing of sex-determined noun pairs 
in American English
Doris Dant
35–46
Sequences of size adjectives in text: Great big, tiny little, and less frequent combinations
Stephen Coffey
47–68
Competing constructions
The competition between the intensifiers dead and deadly: Some diachronic considerations
Zeltia Blanco-Suárez
71–90
Has go-V ousted go-and-V?: A study of the diachronic development 
of both constructions in American English
Ingo Bachmann
91–112
The construction cannot help -ing and its rivals in Modern English
Günter Rohdenburg
113–132
From reduction to emancipation: Is gonna a word?
David Lorenz
133–152
Complex prepositions and variation within the PNP construction
Adam Smith
153–174
Emerging patterns
A finer definition of neology in English: The life-cycle of a word
Antoinette Renouf
177–208
A corpus-based study of gender assignment in recent English loanwords in Norwegian
Anne-Line Graedler
209–222
The return of the prefix? New verb-particle combinations in blogs
Stefan Diemer
223–244
Correlating patterns and meaning
Modality and the V wh pattern
Benet Vincent
247–270
Assessing corpus search methods 
in onomasiological investigations: Exploring quantity approximation in business discourse
Diane Goossens
271–292
Author index
293–296
Subject index
297–300
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013011550
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