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Title: The Phraseological View of Language
Subtitle: A Tribute to John Sinclair
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110256888-1
Description:

This volume presents the results of the international symposium 'Chunks in
Corpus Linguistics and Cognitive Linguistics', held at the University of
Erlangen-Nuremberg to honour John Sinclair's contribution to the development
of linguistics in the second half of the twentieth century.

The main theme of the book, highlighting important aspects of Sinclair's work,
is the idiomatic character of language with a focus on chunks (in the sense of
prefabricated items) as extended units of meaning. To pay tribute to Sinclair's
enormous impact on research in this field, the volume contains two
contributions which deal explicitly with his work, including material from
unpublished manuscripts. Beyond that, the articles cover different aspects of
chunks ranging from more theoretically-oriented to more applied papers, in
which foreign language teaching and the computational application of the
insights about the nature of language provided by corpus research play an
important role.

The volume demonstrates the wide applicability and relevance of the notion
of chunks by bringing together research from different fields of linguistics
such as theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics
and foreign language teaching, and thus provides an interdisciplinary view on
the impact of idiomaticity in language.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Psycholinguistics
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ISBN: 3110256886
ISBN-13: 9783110256888
Pages: 324
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Pages: 324
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