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

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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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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • 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 patterns
  • 4.4 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 complements
  • 6 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 meaning
  • 9 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.