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Title: Words and Phrases: Corpus Studies of Lexical Semantics
Written By: Michael Stubbs
Description:

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. It places lexis and phraseology at the centre of semantics and pragmatics. Words and Phrases starts from traditional concepts of lexical semantics, including meaning as use, denotation and connotation, lexical field, sense relations, phraseology and collocation. It also uses innovative corpus data to explore these concepts with an exciting new technology. The main chapters are detailed case studies of words in collocations, words in texts and words in culture. Concluding chapters discuss the implications of corpus analysis for linguistic theory, especially lexico-grammar and theories of competence and performance.

Contents:
Data Conventions and Terminology.
Notes on Corpus Data and Software.
Introduction.
1. Words in Use: Introductory Examples.
2. Words, Phrases and Meanings: Basic Concepts.
3. Words in Phrases 1: Concepts, Data and Methods.
4. Words in Phrases 2: A Case Study of the Phraseology of English.
5. Words in Texts 1: Words, Phrases and Text Cohesion.
6. Words in Texts 2: A Case Study of a Short Story.
7. Words in Culture 1: Case Studies of Cultural Keywords.
8. Words in Culture 2: Case Studies of Loan Words in English.
9. Words, Phrases and Connotations: On Lexico-Grammar and Evaluative
Language.
10. Data and Dualisms: On Corpus Methods and Pluralist Models.
Index.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Semantics
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