LINGUIST List 9.1222

Sat Sep 5 1998

Books: English Lang Studies

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Message 1: The English Language

Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 15:59:46 -0400
From: Linguistics Mailbox <LINGUISTICSOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: The English Language

Rosamund Moon, University of Birmingham
(Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology)

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.

June 1998 352 pp.; 9 linecuts
0-19-823614-X $85.00
Oxford University Press
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