LINGUIST List 29.2399

Tue Jun 05 2018

Books: Multiword expressions: Sailer, Markantonatou (eds.)

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Date: 31-May-2018
From: Sebastian Nordhoff <Sebastian.Nordhofflangsci-press.org>
Subject: Multiword expressions: Sailer, Markantonatou (eds.)
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Title: Multiword expressions
Subtitle: Insights from a multi-lingual perspective
Series Title: Phraseology and Multiword Expressions
Published: 2018
Publisher: Language Science Press
                http://langsci-press.org

Book URL: http://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/184

Editor: Manfred Sailer
Editor: Stella Markantonatou
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961100637 Pages: 376 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access
Abstract:

Multiword expressions (MWEs) are a challenge for both the natural language applications and the linguistic theory because they often defy the application of the machinery developed for free combinations where the default is that the meaning of an utterance can be predicted from its structure. There is a rich body of primarily descriptive work on MWEs for many European languages but comparative work is little. The volume brings together MWE experts to explore the benefits of a multilingual perspective on MWEs. The ten contributions in this volume look at MWEs in Bulgarian, English, French, German, Maori, Modern Greek, Romanian, Serbian, and Spanish. They discuss prominent issues in MWE research such as classification of MWEs, their formal grammatical modeling, and the description of individual MWE types from the point of view of different theoretical frameworks, such as Dependency Grammar, Generative Grammar, Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical Functional Grammar, Lexicon Grammar.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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