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Title: Corpus Perspectives on Patterns of Lexis
Edited By: Hilde Hasselgård
Jarle Ebeling
Signe Oksefjell Ebeling
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.57
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 57
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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