Combination, Collocation and Multi-Word Units

By November 17, 2016,
Page 489-495
Author František Čermák
Title Combination, Collocation and Multi-Word Units
Abstract There is a profusion of labels used for the phenomenon of multiword units (MU’s), yet they are notoriously underrepresented in handbooks of both grammatical and dictionary type alike. After an illustration of both, problems of criteria which delimit MU’s are raised up, together with an number of open issues and necessity of a functional approach is stressed. As three major issues, stableness, typicality and potentiality are discussed. A number of urgent questions waiting for a systematic solutions is listed and a final plea for a more balanced selection and approach is made.
Session PART 11 - Approaches to Lexical Combinatorics
author = {František Čermák},
title = {Combination, Collocation and Multi-Word Units},
pages = {489-495},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2000},
month = {aug},
date = {8-12},
address = {Stuttgart, Germany},
editor = {Ulrich Heid, Stefan Evert, Egbert Lehmann, Christian Rohrer},
publisher = {Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung},
isbn = {3-00-006574-1},