Phraseology: An interdisciplinary perspective

Phraseology: An interdisciplinary perspective

By: Sylviane Granger (editor), Fanny Meunier (editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


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.


1. List of contributors; 2. Acknowledgements; 3. Preface (by Sinclair, John McH.); 4. Introduction: The many faces of phraseology (by Granger, Sylviane); 5. Part I. Phraseology: theory, typology and terminology; 6. 1. Phraseology and linguistic theory: A brief survey (by Gries, Stefan Th.); 7. 2. Disentangling the phraseological web (by Granger, Sylviane); 8. 3. A unified approach to semantic frames and collocational patterns (by Martin, Willy); 9. 4. Processing of idioms and idiom modifications: A view from cognitive linguistics (by Omazic, Marija); 10. 5. A very complex criterion of fixedness: Non-compositionality (by Svensson, Maria); 11. 6. Reassessing the canon: 'Fixed' phrases in general reference corpora (by Philip, Gill); 12. Part II. Corpus-based analyses of phraseological units; 13. 7. Adjective + Noun sequences in attributive or NP-final positions: Observations on lexicalization (by Arnaud, Pierre); 14. 8. Phrasal similes in the BNC (by Wikberg, Kay); 15. 9. Foot and Mouth: The phrasal patterns of two frequent nouns (by Lindquist, Hans); 16. 10. The Good Lord and his works: A corpus-driven study of collocational resonance (by Williams, Geoffrey); 17. 11. Fixed expressions, extenders and metonymy in the speech of people with Alzheimer's disease (by Maclagan, Margaret); 18. Part III. Phraseology across languages and cultures; 19. 12. Cross-linguistic phraseological studies: An overview (by Colson, Jean Pierre); 20. 13. Figurative phraseology and culture (by Piirainen, Elisabeth); 21. 14. Critical observations on the culture-boundness of phraseology (by Sabban, Annette); 22. 15. Phraseology in a European framework: A cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research project on widespread idioms (by Piirainen, Elisabeth); 23. 16. Free and bound prepositions in a contrastive perspective. The case of with and avec (by Cosme, Christelle); 24. 17. Contrastive idiom analysis: The case of Japanese and English idioms of anger (by Ishida, Priscilla); 25. 18. Automatic extraction of translation equivalents of phrasal and light verbs in English and Russian (by Mudraya, Olga); 26. Part IV. Phraseology in lexicography and natural language processing; 27. 19. Dictionaries and collocation (by Moon, Rosamund); 28. 20. Computational phraseology: An overview (by Heid, Ulrich); 29. 21. A computational lexicography approach to phraseologisms (by Tschichold, Cornelia); 30. 22. Extracting specialized collocations using lexical functions (by Orliac, Brigitte); 31. 23. Combined statistical and grammatical criteria for the retrieval of phraseological units in an electronic corpus (by Bretana, Jose-Manuel Pazos); 32. Envoi; 33. The phrase, the whole phrase and nothing but the phrase (by Sinclair, John McH.); 34. Author index; 35. Subject index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789027232465
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 422
  • ID: 9789027232465
  • weight: 950
  • ISBN10: 9027232466

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly