EditorsHanks, Patrick. de Schryver, Gilles-Maurice.
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CitationMože, S. (2017). Norms and exploitations in lexicography. In: Hanks, P., de Schryver, GM. (eds) International Handbook of Modern Lexis and Lexicography. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45369-4_17-1
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DescriptionThe accessibility of computer technology and the amount of linguistic data provided by corpora have opened up endless possibilities for phraseological investigations, and linguists have finally become aware that corpus-driven approaches to the study of co-occurrence patterns can contribute greatly to the development of sound linguistic theories and lexical resources. By means of statistical analysis of large quantities of corpus data, we are now finally able to study the intricacies of word use and linguistic meaning through the lenses of real language use, proving that languages are densely populated with semi-preconstructed phrases, rather than composed predominantly of separate words. Drawing on the Theory of Norms and Exploitations (TNE), this chapter explores the way patterns of everyday language use can serve as a solid basis in the disambiguation of highly ambiguous words, and the way these very same patterns are exploited in creative language.
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