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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This invaluable book places words and their phraseology at the centre of an account of language that covers meaning, discourse, culture, and much more. The author successfully demystifies his own discovery processes, providing the reader with tools for further investigation. The book's clarity and depth make it indispensable for students and researchers alike." Susan Hunston, University of Birmingham

"Stubbs does a great job of demonstrating the use of corpus techniques for the analysis of lexical semantics. He shows that it is indeed possible to analyse meaning by looking at corpus data, and that the way meaning is constructed through repeated patterns of usage can only be investigated by doing so. His style is very explicit, and his prose is easily readable. I well definitely be using this book in my seminars next term." Oliver Mason, Literary and Linguistic Computing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631208327
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Stubbs is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Trier in Germany. He was Chair of BAAL (the British Association for Applied Linguistics) from 1988 to 1991. He has published widely on language in education, on text and discourse analysis, and on corpus linguistics. His previous books include Discourse Analysis (Blackwell 1983), Educational Linguistics (Blackwell 1986), and Text and Corpus Analysis (Blackwell 1996).

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Table of Contents

Figures, Concordances and Tables
Acknowledgements
Data Conventions and Terminology
Notes on Corpus Data and Software
Pt. I Introduction 1
1 Words in Use: Introductory Examples 3
2 Words, Phrases and Meanings: Basic Concepts 24
Pt. II Case Studies 55
3 Words in Phrases 1: Concepts, Data and Methods 57
4 Words in Phrases 2: A Case Study of the Phraseology of English 80
5 Words in Texts 1: Words, Phrases and Text Cohesion 100
6 Words in Texts 2: A Case Study of a Short Story 123
7 Words in Culture 1: Case Studies of Cultural Keywords 145
8 Words in Culture 2: Case Studies of Loan Words in English 170
Pt. III Implications 195
9 Words, Phrases and Connotations: On Lexico-grammar and Evaluative Language 197
10 Data and Dualisms: On Corpus Methods and Pluralist Models 220
References 245
Name Index 259
Subject Index 263
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