This book addresses the key role of phraseology in second language acquisition and instruction. It is divided into three main sections: Extracting and Describing Phraseological Units investigates the role played by native and learner corpora in the extraction and description of multiword units, two initial and crucial steps in informing language pedagogy; Learning Phraseological Units deals with the learning aspect, an oft-neglected yet essential dimension of phraseology in second/foreign language pedagogy, this section also addresses issues in new literacies; and Recording and Exploiting Phraseological Units focuses on pedagogical tools, notably monolingual and bilingual dictionaries and textbooks. This stimulating collection presents cutting edge research in the field and identifies major avenues for future theoretical and applied work. It is of particular relevance to researchers and teachers interested in the patterned nature of language.
1. List of contributors; 2. Acknowledgements; 3. Phraseology: The periphery and the heart of language (by Ellis, Nick C.); 4. Introduction (by Granger, Sylviane); 5. Section I. Extracting and describing phraseological units; 6. Phraseology and language pedagogy: Semantic preference associated with English verbs in the British National Corpus (by Kennedy, Graeme); 7. Essential collocations for learners of English: The role of collocational direction and weight (by Handl, Susanne); 8. Phraseology effects as a trigger for errors in L2 English: The case of more advanced learners (by Osborne, John); 9. Contrasting English-Spanish interpersonal discourse phrases: A corpus study (by Neff, JoAnne); 10. Exemplification in learner writing: A cross-linguistic perspective (by Paquot, Magali); 11. Section II. Learning phraseological units; 12. Why can't you just leave it alone? Deviations from memorized language as a gauge of nativelike competence (by Wray, Alison); 13. Phraseology and English for academic purposes: Challenges and opportunities (by Coxhead, Averil); 14. Multiword expressions and the digital turn (by Wible, David); 15. Section III. Recording and exploiting phraseological units; 16. Phraseology in learners' dictionaries: What, where and how? (by Siepmann, Dirk); 17. Compilation, formalisation and presentation of bilingual phraseology: Problems and possible solutions (by Pecman, Mojca); 18. The phraseological patterns of high-frequency verbs in advanced English for general purposes: A corpus-driven approach to EFL textbook analysis (by Gouverneur, Celine); 19. Section IV. Concluding remarks; 20. Phraseology in language learning and teaching: Where to from here? (by Granger, Sylviane); 21. Author index; 22. Subject index