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Title: Fixed Expressions and Idioms in English: A Corpus-Based Approach
Written By: Rosamund Moon
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology
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This is a text-based study of fixed expressions, or idioms. Moon's central argument is that fixed expressions can only be fully understood if they are considered in the context of the texts in which they occur. She examines several thousand fixed expressions and how they are being used in current English. She argues that examination of the corpus raises questions about many received ideas on fixed expressions and idioms, and suggests that new, use-centered, models are required.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 019823614X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352 p
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