Editor: Thomas Herbst
Editor: Susen Faulhaber
Editor: Peter Uhrig
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110257014 Pages: 324 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110256888 Pages: 324 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
This volume presents the results of the international symposium 'Chunks in Corpus Linguistics and Cognitive Linguistics', held at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg to honour John Sinclair's contribution to the development of linguistics in the second half of the twentieth century.
The main theme of the book, highlighting important aspects of Sinclair's work, is the idiomatic character of language with a focus on chunks (in the sense of prefabricated items) as extended units of meaning. To pay tribute to Sinclair's enormous impact on research in this field, the volume contains two contributions which deal explicitly with his work, including material from unpublished manuscripts. Beyond that, the articles cover different aspects of chunks ranging from more theoretically-oriented to more applied papers, in which foreign language teaching and the computational application of the insights about the nature of language provided by corpus research play an important role.
The volume demonstrates the wide applicability and relevance of the notion of chunks by bringing together research from different fields of linguistics such as theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and foreign language teaching, and thus provides an interdisciplinary view on the impact of idiomaticity in language.