There is reason in the roasting of eggs’: a consideration of fixed expressions in native-speaker dictionaries

Page493-502
AuthorRosamund Moon
TitleThere is reason in the roasting of eggs’: a consideration of fixed expressions in native-speaker dictionaries
AbstractOngoing research into fixed expressions in English is described, together with the character and purpose of an online database of these expressions. In attempting to set up typologies underlying the expressions, it is hoped that insights gained through testing the hypotheses will shed light on questions of importance in dictionary design. For example, an understanding of the grounds for considering a string as a single lexical unit, or the nature of the structure of fixed expressions, will be of value in reaching decisions on type of treatment; an understanding of the discoursal functions of fixed expressions will enhance the way in which they are defined and described. Reasons for incorporating encoding information into native-speaker dictionaries are examined.
SessionPART 5 - The Dictionary-Making Process
Keywordsdictionaries, discourse, fixed expressions, idioms, functions, frequencies
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX92_2-025,
author = {Rosamund Moon},
title = {There is reason in the roasting of eggs': a consideration of fixed expressions in native-speaker dictionaries},
pages = {493-502},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1992},
month = {aug},
date = {4-9},
address = {Tampere, Finland},
editor = {Hannu Tommola & Krista Varantola,Tarja Salmi-Tolonen & Jurgen Schopp},
publisher = {Tampereen YIiopisto},
isbn = {951-44-3111-1},
}
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