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LINGUIST List 21.3966

Thu Oct 07 2010

Books: Applied Ling/Text/Corpus Ling: Wulff

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        1.    Jennifer Tighe, Rethinking Idiomaticity: Wulff

Message 1: Rethinking Idiomaticity: Wulff
Date: 04-Oct-2010
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Rethinking Idiomaticity: Wulff
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Title: Rethinking Idiomaticity
Subtitle: A Usage-based Approach
Series Title: Corpus and Discourse
Published: 2010
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=158100&SearchType=Basic

Author: Stefanie Wulff
Paperback: ISBN: 9781441116444 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Abstract:

Please note: This is a new version of a previously announced book.

Being presented with phrases of the kind, 'take the plunge' and 'write a
letter', native speakers of English tend to agree that the former is more
idiomatic that the latter. What exactly is it about these two phrases that
guide speakers' judgements? Adopting a usage-based perspective, this study
addresses the question 'which factors do speakers rely upon when assessing
the idiomaticity of a construction?'.

Rethinking Idiomaticity is the first study to bring together a quantitative
corpus-linguistic approach and quantitative judgement data to explore the
nature of idiomaticity as a complex concept that comprises semantic and
formal variation parameters.

Wulff's fascinating book is suitable for researchers and postgraduates in
the fields of lexicography, phraseology, corpus linguistics and those who
are employing quantitative approaches. Cognitive linguists interested in
the empirical underpinnings of their theoretical assumptions will also find
this required reading.

'This book is a valuable addition to the field, for it offers many
innovative perspectives on issues in idiomaticity research. All in all, it
is an interesting and useful read and one that is highly recommended to
researchers of idiomaticity and formulaicity.'
Phoebe M. S. Lin, The Linguist List

The study's approach to idiomaticity, as well as the results it generates,
it truly innovative...The book is a truly original contribution to the
field and one that will make a considerable impact on the area of idioms
research.
International Journal of Corpus Linguistics

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            General Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=50724


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