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- DescriptionLexical Priming proposes a radical new theory of the lexicon, which amounts to a completely new theory of language based on how words are used in the real world. Here they are t confined to the definitions given to them in dictionaries but instead interact with other words in common patterns of use. Using concrete statistical evidence from a corpus of newspaper English, but also referring to travel writing and literary text, the author argues that words are 'primed' for use through our experience with them, so that everything we kw about a word is a product of our encounters with it. This kwledge explains how speakers of a language succeed in being fluent, creative and natural.
- Author BiographyMichael Hoey is a leading figure in English Language and Applied linguistics and a highly respected researcher and author. His Patterns of Lexis of Text (OUP) won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union prize in 1991. He is currently Baines Professor of English Language at the University of Liverpool.
- Author(s)Michael Hoey
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication01/02/2005
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note43 black & white tables, 8 black & white line drawings
- Weight453 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
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