A Valency Dictionary of English : A Corpus-Based Analysis of the Complementation Patterns of English Verbs, Nouns and Adjectives.

The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes th...

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Author / Creator: Herbst, Thomas.
Other Authors / Creators:Heath, David.
Roe, Ian F.
Götz, Dieter.
Klotz, Michael.
Götz, Dieter.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2004.
Series:Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] Ser.
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Summary:The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

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.

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Physical Description:1 online resource (1007 pages)
ISBN:9783110892581
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Thomas Herbst, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; David Heath, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; Ian F. Roe, University of Reading, UK; Dieter Götz, University of Augsburg, Germany.