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Title: Phraseology in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
Edited By: Fanny Meunier
Sylviane Ganger
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Z%20138

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This book addresses the key role of phraseology in second language
acquisition and instruction. It is divided into three main sections:
Extracting and Describing Phraseological Units investigates the role played
by native and learner corpora in the extraction and description of
multiword units, two initial and crucial steps in informing language
pedagogy; Learning Phraseological Units deals with the learning aspect, an
oft-neglected yet essential dimension of phraseology in second/foreign
language pedagogy, this section also addresses issues in new literacies;
and Recording and Exploiting Phraseological Units focuses on pedagogical
tools, notably monolingual and bilingual dictionaries and textbooks. This
stimulating collection presents cutting edge research in the field and
identifies major avenues for future theoretical and applied work. It is of
particular relevance to researchers and teachers interested in the
patterned nature of language.

Table of contents

List of contributors ix
Acknowledgements xi

Phraseology: The periphery and the heart of language
Nick C. Ellis 1–13

Sylviane Granger and Fanny Meunier 15–18

Section I. Extracting and describing phraseological units 19

Phraseology and language pedagogy: Semantic preference associated with
English verbs in the British National Corpus
Graeme Kennedy 21–41

Essential collocations for learners of English: The role of collocational
direction and weight
Susanne Handl 43–66

Phraseology effects as a trigger for errors in L2 English: The case of more
advanced learners
John Osborne 67–83

Contrasting English-Spanish interpersonal discourse phrases: A corpus study
JoAnne Neff van Aertselaer 85–99

Exemplification in learner writing: A cross-linguistic perspective
Magali Paquot 101–119

Section II. Learning phraseological units 121

Why can't you just leave it alone? Deviations from memorized language as a
gauge of nativelike competence
Alison Wray and Tess Fitzpatrick 123–147

Phraseology and English for academic purposes: Challenges and opportunities
Averil Coxhead 149–161

Multiword expressions and the digital turn
David Wible 163–181

Section III. Recording and exploiting phraseological units 183

Phraseology in learners' dictionaries: What, where and how?
Dirk Siepmann 185–202

Compilation, formalisation and presentation of bilingual phraseology:
Problems and possible solutions
Mojca Pecman 203–222

The phraseological patterns of high-frequency verbs in advanced English for
general purposes: A corpus-driven approach to EFL textbook analysis
Céline Gouverneur 223–243

Section IV. Concluding remarks 245

Phraseology in language learning and teaching: Where to from here?
Sylviane Granger and Fanny Meunier 247–252

Author index 253–255
Subject index 257–259

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9027232679
ISBN-13: 9789027232670
Pages: 259
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