An interdisciplinary perspective
Long regarded as a peripheral issue, phraseology is now taking centre stage in a wide range of fields. This recent explosion of interest undoubtedly has a great deal to do with the development of corpus linguistics research, which has both demonstrated the key role of phraseological expressions in language and provided researchers with automated methods of extraction and analysis. The aim of this volume is to take stock of current research in phraseology from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, descriptive, contrastive, cultural, lexicographic and computational. It contains overview chapters by leading experts in the field and a series of case studies focusing on a wide range of multiword units: collocations, similes, idioms, routine formulae and recurrent phrases. The volume is an invitation for experienced phraseologists to look at the field with different eyes and a useful introduction for the many researchers who are intrigued by phraseology but need help in finding their way in this rich but complex domain.
[Not in series, 139] 2008. xxviii, 422 pp.
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© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
List of contributors | pp. xi–xii
Acknowledgements | p. xiii
PrefaceJohn McH. Sinclair | pp. xv–xviii
Introduction: The many faces of phraseologySylviane Granger and Fanny Meunier | pp. xix–xxviii
Part I. Phraseology: theory, typology and terminology
1. Phraseology and linguistic theory: A brief surveyStefan Th. Gries | pp. 3–25
2. Disentangling the phraseological webSylviane Granger and Magali Paquot | pp. 27–49
3. A unified approach to semantic frames and collocational patternsWilly Martin | pp. 51–65
4. Processing of idioms and idiom modifications: A view from cognitive linguisticsMarija Omazić | pp. 67–79
5. A very complex criterion of fixedness: Non-compositionalityMaria Svensson | pp. 81–93
6. Reassessing the canon: 'Fixed' phrases in general reference corporaGill Philip | pp. 95–108
Part II. Corpus-based analyses of phraseological units
7. Adjective + Noun sequences in attributive or NP-final positions: Observations on lexicalizationPierre Arnaud, Emmanuel Ferragne, Diana M. Lewis and François Maniez | pp. 111–125
8. Phrasal similes in the BNCKay Wikberg | pp. 127–142
9. Foot and Mouth: The phrasal patterns of two frequent nounsHans Lindquist and Magnus Levin | pp. 143–158
10. The Good Lord and his works: A corpus-driven study of collocational resonanceGeoffrey Williams | pp. 159– 173
11. Fixed expressions, extenders and metonymy in the speech of people with Alzheimer's diseaseMargaret Maclagan, Boyd Davis and Ron Lunsford | pp. 175–187
Part III. Phraseology across languages and cultures
12. Cross-linguistic phraseological studies: An overviewJean-Pierre Colson | pp. 191–206
13. Figurative phraseology and cultureElisabeth Piirainen | pp. 207–228
14. Critical observations on the culture-boundness of phraseologyAnnette Sabban | pp. 229–241
15. Phraseology in a European framework: A cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research project on widespread idiomsElisabeth Piirainen | pp. 243–258
16. Free and bound prepositions in a contrastive perspective. The case of with and avecChristelle Cosme and Gaëtanelle Gilquin | pp. 259–274
17. Contrastive idiom analysis: The case of Japanese and English idioms of angerPriscilla Ishida | pp. 275–291
18. Automatic extraction of translation equivalents of phrasal and light verbs in English and RussianOlga Mudraya, Scott S.L. Piao, Paul Rayson, Serge Sharoff, Bogdan Babych and Laura Löfberg | pp. 293–309
Part IV. Phraseology in lexicography and natural language processing
19. Dictionaries and collocationRosamund Moon | pp. 313–336
20. Computational phraseology: An overviewUlrich Heid | pp. 337–360
21. A computational lexicography approach to phraseologismsCornelia Tschichold | pp. 361–376
22. Extracting specialized collocations using lexical functionsBrigitte Orliac | pp. 377–390
23. Combined statistical and grammatical criteria for the retrieval of phraseological units in an electronic corpusJosé-Manuel Pazos Bretaña and Antonio Pamies Bertrán | pp. 391–406
The phrase, the whole phrase and nothing but the phraseJohn McH. Sinclair | pp. 407–410
Author index | pp. 411–415
Subject index | pp. 417–422
“ Phraseology – An interdisciplinary perspective is a finely-edited volume, which will provide its readers with a lot of food for thought if they wish to know more about an area of language description which was long neglected and is now undergoing a vivid and welcome revival.”
Thierry Fontenelle, Microsoft Natural Language Group, in the International Journal of Translation, Vol. 21:1-2, Jan-Dec 2009, pp.189-193.
“The editors state that the aim of this volume is to reflect the interdisciplinary dimension of the phraseological studies. One cannot but agree that this aim has been thoroughly accomplished as the volume covers such a wide range of perspectives, beginning with theoretical aspect, reflecting on corpus-based analysis of phraseological units and phraseology across different languages and cultures, ending, not surprisingly, with computational linguistics. This volume might be considered a phraseological manifesto of a kind, since most of the articles clearly advocate the strong necessity for studying phrases, multi-word units, phraseological units, or whatever term we choose. The diverse terminology also testifies to the maturing and early stage of this branch of linguistics. We might conclude that this book mirrors a view that with the general increase in research in phraseology and the fast development of computational linguistics, it is a rather promising linguistic discipline whose time, to put it in a phrase, has yet to come.”
Jezikoslovlje 11(1): 101-124, 2010
“A convincing case is made in this book for more information on both the internal (co-textual) and external (contextual) situations in which words occur in various combinations as well as for more criteria that are required in their identification, interpretation, classification and codification.”
Reinhart Hartmann, University of Exeter, in International Journal of Lexicography, 2008
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