Publication details [#931]

Verlinde, Serge. 2000. Le vocabulaire des fluctuations dans le discours économique: synonymie et combinatoire [The vocabulary of change in economic discourse: synonymy and combinatorial]. Meta 42 (1) : 5–14.


A corpus of economic, scientific and popularization texts produced in France and Belgium serves as the basis of this study of 9 word combinations used in economic discourse, and considered as synonyms by dictionaries. Findings indicate that these words are but partial synonyms and imply that standard dictionaries need to provide additional information to enhance their utility and effectiveness for language practionners. The author suggests a practical application of these findings to improve dictionary writing.
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