Do Online Resources Give Satisfactory Answers to Questions about Meaning and Phraseology?

Hanks, Patrick and Franklin, Emma (2019) Do Online Resources Give Satisfactory Answers to Questions about Meaning and Phraseology? In: Computational and Corpus-Based Phraseology. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, pp. 159-172. ISBN 9783030301347

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Abstract

In this paper we explore some aspects of the differences between printed paper dictionaries and online dictionaries in the ways in which they explain meaning and phraseology. After noting the importance of the lexicon as an inventory of linguistic items and the neglect in both linguistics and lexicography of phraseological aspects of that inventory, we investigate the treatment in online resources of phraseology – in particular, the phrasal verbs wipe out and put down – and we go on to investigate a word, dope, that has undergone some dramatic meaning changes during the 20th century. In the course of discussion, we mention the new availability of corpus evidence and the technique of Corpus Pattern Analysis, which is important for linking phraseology and meaning and distinguishing normal phraseology from rare and unusual phraseology. The online resources that we discuss include Google, the Urban Dictionary (UD), and Wiktionary.

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The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30135-4_12
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24 Oct 2019 08:50
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