Words and Phrases: Corpus Studies of Lexical Semantics / Edition 1

Words and Phrases: Corpus Studies of Lexical Semantics / Edition 1

by Michael Stubbs
     
 

This book fills a gap in studies of meaning by providing detailed case studies of attested corpus data on the meanings of words and phrases. It places lexis and phraseology at the centre of semantics and pragmatics.

Words and Phrases starts from traditional concepts of lexical semantics, including meaning as use, denotation and connotation, lexical field,

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Overview

This book fills a gap in studies of meaning by providing detailed case studies of attested corpus data on the meanings of words and phrases. It places lexis and phraseology at the centre of semantics and pragmatics.

Words and Phrases starts from traditional concepts of lexical semantics, including meaning as use, denotation and connotation, lexical field, sense relations, phraseology and collocation. It also uses innovative corpus data to explore these concepts with an exciting new technology.

The main chapters are detailed case studies of words in collocations, words in texts and words in culture. Concluding chapters discuss the implications of corpus analysis for linguistic theory, especially lexico-grammar and theories of competence and performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631208327
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Figures, Concordances and Tables
Acknowledgements
Data Conventions and Terminology
Notes on Corpus Data and Software
Pt. IIntroduction1
1Words in Use: Introductory Examples3
2Words, Phrases and Meanings: Basic Concepts24
Pt. IICase Studies55
3Words in Phrases 1: Concepts, Data and Methods57
4Words in Phrases 2: A Case Study of the Phraseology of English80
5Words in Texts 1: Words, Phrases and Text Cohesion100
6Words in Texts 2: A Case Study of a Short Story123
7Words in Culture 1: Case Studies of Cultural Keywords145
8Words in Culture 2: Case Studies of Loan Words in English170
Pt. IIIImplications195
9Words, Phrases and Connotations: On Lexico-grammar and Evaluative Language197
10Data and Dualisms: On Corpus Methods and Pluralist Models220
References245
Name Index259
Subject Index263

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