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Title A valency dictionary of English : a corpus-based analysis of the complementation patterns of English verbs, nouns, and adjectives / Thomas Herbst [and others]
Published Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xlii, 961 pages)
Series Topics in English linguistics ; 40
Topics in English linguistics ; 40.
Contents Contents -- I A brief guide to the Valency Dictionary of English -- 1 The functions of this dictionary -- 1.1 Valency as a problem in language description, foreign language learning and teaching -- 1.2 The corpus basis -- 1.3 Types of information -- 2 The structure of the dictionary -- 3 Complement inventory -- 3.1 Quantitative valency: number of complements -- 3.2 Qualitative valency: Character of complements -- 4 The pattern-and-examples section -- 4.1 Structure -- 4.2 Patterns without pattern specification -- attr. and pred
4.3 Symbols for elements in other valency patterns4.4 Frequency of patterns -- 4.5 Examples -- 5 The note block -- 6 Idiomatic phrasal verbs section -- 7 Final remarks -- II Valency theory and the Valency Dictionary of English -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Valency theory and lexicography -- 3 The basic assumptions of valency theory: complements and adjuncts -- 4 The form of the complements -- 4.1 Complements: phrases and clauses -- 4.2 Prepositional complements -- 4.3 Complex complements: one complement or two? -- 4.4 The category ADV
5 Semantic and lexical aspects of complements6 Obligatory and optional complements -- 6.1 Three types of necessity: communication � structure � valency -- 6.2 Obligatory and optional complements -- 6.3 Quantitative valency -- 6.4 Gradience and classificatory problems -- 7 Valency patterns in this dictionary -- 7.1 Coverage of complements and adjuncts -- 7.2 The presentation of the patterns -- 7.3 The idiomatic phrasal verb section -- 8 Information on meaning in this dictionary -- 8.1 The semantic and lexical range of the complements
8.2 The description of word meaning9 Further information about this dictionary -- 9.1 Corpus basis -- 9.2 Examples -- 9.3 Frequency -- 9.4 Selection of headwords -- Bibliography -- Dictionary -- Approaches to the dictionary -- Important symbols occurring in this dictionary
Summary This dictionary provides a valency description of English verbs, nouns and adjectives. Each entry contains a comprehensive list of the complementation patterns identified on the basis of the largest corpus of English available at the present time. All examples are taken directly from the COBUILD/Birmingham corpus. The valency description comprises statements about the quantitative valency of the lexical units established, an inventory of their obligatory, contextually optional and purely optional complements as well as systematic information on the semantic and collocational properties of the complements. An outline of the model of valency theory used in this dictionary is provided in the introduction. Key Features unique reference work with no comparable publication on the market English is the world's most important lingua franca and the most frequently learned second language
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
In English
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Subject English language -- Dependency grammar -- Dictionaries
English language -- Complement -- Dictionaries
English language -- Adjective -- Dictionaries
English language -- Noun -- Dictionaries
English language -- Verb -- Dictionaries.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax.
English language -- Adjective.
English language -- Complement.
English language -- Dependency grammar.
English language -- Noun.
English language -- Verb.
Valenz Linguistik
Zelfstandige naamwoorden.
Bijvoeglijke naamwoorden.
Complement (taalkunde)
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Herbst, Thomas
ISBN 9783110892581