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Rethinking Idiomaticity

A Usage-Based Approach

Rethinking Idiomaticity( )
Author: Wulff, Stefanie
Series title:Corpus and Discourse Ser.
Publication Date:Nov 2008
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $44.95
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Being presented with phrases of the kind, 'take the plunge' and 'write a letter', native speakers of English tend to agree that the former is more idiomatic that the latter. What exactly is it about these two phrases that guide speakers' judgements? Adopting a usage-based perspective, this study addresses the question 'which factors do speakers rely upon when assessing the idiomaticity of a construction?'.  Rethinking Idiomaticity is the first study to bring...
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