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LINGUIST List 24.2957

Mon Jul 22 2013

Books: Corpus Perspectives on Patterns of Lexis: Hasselgård, Ebeling, Ebeling (Eds)

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Date: 05-Jul-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Corpus Perspectives on Patterns of Lexis: Hasselgård, Ebeling, Ebeling (Eds)
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Title: Corpus Perspectives on Patterns of Lexis
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 57
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.57

Editor: Hilde Hasselgård
Editor: Jarle Ebeling
Editor: Signe Oksefjell Ebeling
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271914 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271914 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271914 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203632 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203632 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203632 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

A hallmark of corpus linguistics is the study of patterns of language use. The studies presented in this volume all use corpora to investigate patterns of lexis from various perspectives. The first section, “Sequence and Order”, presents theoretical and practical aspects of the linguist’s task of uncovering the principles that determine such patterns. The next section, “Competing Constructions”, discusses the relationship between lexical patterns with similar meanings in the light of diachronic, regional and register variation. New developments in terms of lexicogrammatical meaning and patterning are dealt with in the section “Emerging Patterns”. The final section, “Correlating patterns and meaning”, discusses ways in which meaning can be studied in corpus data despite the lack of narrowly defined search terms. Though situated at different points on a continuum between lexical and grammatical emphasis, the studies all confirm the inseparability of lexis and grammar.

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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