This book tackles the problem of ascertaining what is a lexical item. Based on extensive corpus evidence, the author queries the role of words as fundamental units of semantic analysis. Notions such as -word sense-, -polysemy- and -disambiguation- are called into question. It is argued that mainstream phraseology has provided an insufficient account of the realm of multi-word choices. Accordingly, the ideas of -idiom- and -collocation- undergo revision in this work. The author comes up with an alternative proposal about what constitutes a unit of meaning and how the vocabulary is organized.
The Author: Moises Almela Sanchez (Murcia, 1976) graduated in German Philology from University Complutense (Madrid) in 2001. In 2002 and 2003, he was awarded two consecutive grants from the Murcian Government and the Spanish Ministry of Science, respectively, for research into meaning by collocation. In 2006, he obtained the Ph.D. degree in English studies from the University of Murcia. His fields of research are corpus linguistics and lexical semantics.
Moises Almela Sanchez
Peter Lang AG
Date of Publication
Studien Zur Romanischen Sprachwissenschaft Und Interkulturellen Kommunikation