Data, Description, and Idioms in Corpus Lexicography

AuthorRosamund Moon
TitleData, Description, and Idioms in Corpus Lexicography
AbstractThis paper considers the interaction between theory, data, and lexicographical description, with particular reference to English idioms. It concentrates on one aspect of idioms, that of form and variation. Their variability is very evident in corpus data, but is underplayed in theory and under-represented in dictionaries. The paper looks at specific recurrent types of variation, as evidenced in a large corpus of current English. It then considers the lexicographical consequences.
SessionPART 2 - Lexical combinatorics
author = {Rosamund Moon},
title = {Data, Description, and Idioms in Corpus Lexicography},
pages = {263-270},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},